Police: Man "armed" with potato in robbery attempt

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Posted: Apr 22, 2014 2:45 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Man, Armed, Potato, Robbery

PROVIDENCE, R.I.- Police say a man used a potato to pretend he had a gun while trying to rob a Rhode Island business.

The man entered a convenience store Monday with a potato and shouted: "Give me the money."

A police report says the store manager chased him off with a baseball bat.

Officers later went to a laundromat where an employee told them a man fitting the description came in carrying a potato and yelled: "I need the money."

The employee gave the man a $20 bill from a decoy cash register, and he left.

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