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If you’re going to commit armed robery, please don’t eat your weapon

May 18th, 2009 at 04:16pm

I think this is a first. An attempted armed robbery, committed with a banana!

Authorities say a North Carolina teen who was thwarted as he tried to rob a store with a banana ate it before they could arrive.

Winston-Salem authorities say 17-year-old John Szwalla held the banana under his shirt when he entered the store Thursday, saying he had a gun and demanded money.

Owner Bobby Ray Mabe says he and a customer jumped Szwalla, holding him until deputies arrived. While they waited, Mabe says the teen ate the banana.

Mabe says deputies took pictures of the banana peel.

Forsyth County Sheriff’s office spokesman Maj. Brad Stanley says deputies joked about charging Szwalla with destroying evidence.

Brussels sprouts would be an effective weapon against me, or anything with mint in it. The challenge would be finding a way to convince me that you’re capable of force-feeding me.

Samuel

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