Dallasblack.com: Teen Sentenced To Prison For Armed Robbery Of Kid's Birthday Party [PHOTO]

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Monday, February 27, 2017 10:48 PM

Teen Sentenced To Prison For Armed Robbery Of Kid's Birthday Party [PHOTO]

By: Monya Fleming

Teen Sentenced To Prison For Armed Robbery Of Kid's Birthday Party [PHOTO]
Rufus Gates, 17, was sentenced to prison for five years for robbing a child's birthday party at a motel in Santee, South Carolina back in December 2015.

Gates and his co-defendant 25-year-old Alexander Outlaw (yes, this is his actual last name) are accused of holding up a birthday party at the Delta Motel on December 15, 2015. Both men were armed when they forced the four children and two adults at the birthday party into a corner. They proceeded to demand money from one of the men in attendance.  

Gates was arrested shortly after the armed robbery at the Delta Motel, located in central South Carolina.

Outlaw was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in November 2016. Gates  pleaded guilty to the December 2015 robbery and Circuit Judge Maite Murphy sentenced Gates to five years under the Youthful Offender Act on February 13. Other charges against him, including kidnapping, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, were dismissed. 
Rufus has been nicknamed "prune head" due to the wavy lines of skin on his scalp in his mugshot photo. Gates was also the subject of many prune and raisin jokes on social media. However, there are reports the teen may be suffering from a condition called cutis verticis gyrata.

The rare condition is described by Medscape as the "scalp manifesting as convoluted folds and furrows formed from thickened skin of the scalp.

Cutis verticis gyrata was actually identified by Jean-Louis-Marc Alibert in the 1800s. The condition includes folds and furrows formed from thickened skin of the scalp, which may resemble a raisin or cerebriform pattern.

Some versions of the odd condition can actually cause mental deficiency, schizophrenia or cranial abnormalities. The condition is most commonly found in men after they reach puberty.


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