Teen in Ninja Turtle mask accused of robbery
LAFAYETTE - Police said an 18-year-old anti-hero on a half-shell used "turtle power" and a makeshift weapon to rob an Acadiana convenience store.
KATC-TV in Lafayette reports the incident happened around 6 a.m. on Thursday morning at a convenience store located on East University Avenue.
Police said Detron Turner, 18, of Lafayette donned a "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle" mask during the heist, and witnesses said Turner wielded a stick wrapped in cellophane to force his way to the cash register.
Turner's armed amphibian operation hit a snag though as he was unable to open the register according to Lafayette PD. Investigators said he fled the scene on foot after he stole two wallets from behind the store's counter.
Officers located a turtle matching Turner's description, with the weapon and the wallets in his possession, a short time later in the 1000 block of Johnston Street.
Turner is charged with first-degree robbery. Lafayette Police say the case remains under investigation.