Former deli owner in a pickle

Son, father accused in robbery of May poker game
Emil Whitis
Mar 7, 2013

A former deli owner was indicted Tuesday for being the alleged “mastermind” behind a May poker game robbery.

Jason Ahlers, 39, was charged with eight counts of complicity to aggravated robbery, receiving stolen property, tampering with evidence and arson.

About a dozen people were bellied up to a poker table when two masked men stormed a late-night poker game May 25 on Cleveland Road.

“Hands up, hands up,” t h e suspects shouted while brandishing pistols. “Anybody that moves is going to get killed.”

The robbers demanded they give up the ante.

After pistol-whipping one man who gave them trouble the robbers disappeared into the night with almost $30,000 in cash and jewelry.

By June, Sandusky police had charged and caught the two suspected robbers—Jerry Webb, 33, and Daniel Gibbs, 23, both of Sandusky — but detectives were sure there was more to the story.

“We knew there had to be a connection inside a n d a l way s su sp e c t e d it was ( Jason) Ahlers,” Sandusky police Detective Gary Wichman said. “It just took some time to gather the information and corroborate it.”

Then during interviews one of the robbers cracked and told detectives Jason was the one who set it up, according to police.

Police took that information and ran it by other sources. It all lined up.

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Comments

bobshumway92

I guess this means the City will never get their money back?

bobshumway92

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PaulYall

A fool and his money will soon be departed!! Lmao what fools!!

transplant

What deli did he own?

Hoss McGee

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Kelly

how (not) shocking

TheVoiceOfReason

I never would have suspected...

Hoss McGee

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The Hamburglar

Through plexiglass I'd imagine.

Licorice Schtick

Look but don't touch.

fedup11

Classy guy!

Contango

The above story is proof positive that no city govt. should be handing out loans to small business.

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The Hero Zone

They may have set a bad example, but I am still hopeful to work with the city to get a loan for my store. Admittedly given the stigma The Pickle gave the program I was really reserved to even pursue it...but I can't let "the bad guys win". If I can do what is necessary and right to get and use the loan as a good example of the program I would rather do that.

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BW1

Go to the bank for your loan. Put your plans before people who are accountable, and have to prove they know what will succeed in order to stay in business, and if your plan is sound, you'll get your loan.

If the only people you can get to buy into your plans are government drones accustomed to spending forcibly confiscated money, then it's probably not a viable plan.

Tool Box

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Doody

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Licorice Schtick

The funky pickle?

Doody

apparently, I was insensitive, my apologies

Contango

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lol

Tool Box

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man_on_the_street

There are two mugshots shown. By hovering mouse we see one is J.Ahlers, the other is S.Ahlers. S.Ahlers is not mentioned in article. Has he been charged with something? The headline suggests he was, but nothing in the story.

Tool Box

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Tool Box

Ha ha ha ha ha

Tool Box

Headline soon to read....Pickle In Former Deli Owner

Rod Farva

Lots of hide the pickle to be played

Hoss McGee

Wonder what the reverend thinks about him now? To funny!!!

Hoss McGee

It's funny that the moderators are removing true facts about this guy!

Pastor Ron

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Whiskey Tango F...

mr. pickle is in a real pickle,hope you have given up gambling...oh and sandusky wants there loan money back. find a quiet little cell with a nice big man named bubba,he will collect the dues!

margaritaville88

Choose people you hang around VERY Carefully....This guy even had a triple homicide inmate working for him !!! http://www.sanduskyregister.com/...

SR watcher

Wow. Steve Ahlers. How the mighty have fallen.

Ithink

Well, he was a Sandusky firefighter, after all!

VOTENO

What a great job the city of sandusky did when running a background check on him for the loan approval.

Tool Box

Maybe he showed them his pickle

beepx22

You know who won't rob you blind? The Munchie Monkey, located next to Ruby Tuesdays at the sandusky mall, using only "boarshead" brand meats and cheeses, they have great food, every sandwich comes with a banana...

A banana is the box is better than a pickle with the cops

james4

tell me it ain't so! Apples never fall far from thr tree!!!!!

Tmm

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Doody

I wish there was a place were all the awesome, off color pickle jokes wouldn't get dill-doh'd out of the comments

lifetimeresident

Ate there when it was in the Columbus Ave. Plaza. Always a good crowd. Decent food for the price, no complaints. Never could figure out why they moved.

beepx22

to catch the down town food stamp crowd

007

Jason had the Crunchy Pickle that was in the plaza at Strub and Columbus. Then reopened in the old Howard Johnson's building in the Sandusky Plaza. Here is the link to Erie County jails inmates so you can read all the charges and bond set for these 2. http://webreports.taccomputer.ne...

Ithink

Jason used to work at Thirsty Pony before he opened the deli

Hoss McGee

Hey Baby Girl call me. I'll take care of you now.

VOTENO

He's always been a real winner.

Tool Box

You can pick your friends and you can pick your pickles but you can't pick your friends' pickle!

starryeyes83

is that a pickle in your pocket .... or are you just happy to see me...

Sorry, it just had to be done. ;]

brwright

I don't want to comment on Jason because I wish he had not done what he did, but as far as his dad goes...It couldn't have happened to a better guy!A Real Prick! Just saying!

Centauri

http://ci.sandusky.oh.us/city-co...

Has the Krunchie Pickle Deli, LLC (Ohio Limited Liability Company) paid back any part of the loan to the city of Sandusky, Ohio?

Darkhorse

The city is still looking at getting its money back.

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BW1

Yeah, sure, is he going to pay them in cigarettes?