USF player robbed near campus


USF center Jaleel Cousins and friend Leland Collins were sitting in Cousins’ parked car at 3:32 a.m. Sunday outside 4050 Lofts when two armed suspects approached the

According to a statement from Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), one of the suspects pointed a handgun at Cousins and Collins, demanding they give up their jewelry and the car. Cousins was driving a 2013 silver Chevrolet Tahoe registered to his older brother Demarcus, an NBA player for the Sacramento Kings. 

During the robbery, Cousins fled. He bumped into a parking gate and sustained a cut to the forehead. Cousins declined emergency medical services. 

The Tahoe was later recovered at Target Towing through OnStar. The vehicle was impounded from Timberland Falls apartments at 2600 E. 113th Ave.

According to an article by the Tampa Tribune, deputies are searching for two black males. One of the men is described as about 5-foot-10 with a hi-top haircut and armed with a black, semi-automatic handgun. The other man was only described as being armed with a silver pistol.

The investigation is ongoing by HCSO.


Staff report