Man ‘armed’ with potato attempted to rob store in Rhode Island
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Police in Rhode Island say a man used a potato to pretend he had a gun while trying to rob a convenience store on Monday.
WPRI reports the man entered a convenience store Monday with a potato and shouted: “Give me the money.”
According to a police report, the store manager chased the man off with a baseball bat.
Officers later went to a laundromat where an employee said a man fitting the suspect’s description came in carrying a potato and yelled: “I need the money.”
The clerk handed the man a counterfeit $20 from a decoy cash register before he walked away.
No arrests have been made.
Read more: WPRI