Gainesville police say Rossi McDonald Jr., 20, of Gainesville, robbed a Circle K gas station convenience store at gunpoint on Dec. 25.

A Gainesville man is behind bars on Christmas after he entered a gas station convenience store, jumped behind the counter, flashed a gun and demanded cash from the register.


Rossi McDonald Jr., 20, entered the Circle K store at 3525 SW 34th St. at 1:18 a.m., according to a Gainesville Police Department arrest report.


McDonald, armed with a loaded revolver, took about $95 from the register, the report said, before leaving and driving south in the northbound lanes of the 4100 block of Southwest 34th Street.


An officer pulled McDonald over due to his erratic driving and noticed a black mask, gloves and hoodie in the front passenger seat, the report said.


Police searched McDonald and found $95 in cash inside a plastic bag and the handgun, the report said.


McDonald admitted to committing the robbery and another in Alachua on Thursday, the report said.


Police arrested McDonald on charges of armed robbery, possession of a weapon while committing a felony, carrying a prohibited weapon and resisting an officer.