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A spud of a crime

A potato is good for many things – eating, for example, and giving human features.

But crime accessory?

Police in Rhode Island are looking for a man who attempted to rob two stores Monday with a potato. A Providence TV station says the man “wielded the potato” in a dry cleaning business.

As if the story couldn’t get any better, the only money in the registers was a counterfeit $20 bill, according to the TV station. The would-be robber eventually left the business, although it was unclear if he took the fake cash with him.

The man also went to a gas station, where workers “scared him away with a bat.” Because, as we all learned in elementary school, bat beats potato.

Police are still trying to ketchup with the man.


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