Police: Man "armed" with potato in robbery attempt
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.