Man Armed With Potato Robs Store

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (April 22, 2014) A man armed with a potato, but pretending to have a gun, tried to rob a store in Rhode Island.

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 found the man at a coin operated laundry where an employee told them a man fitting the description came in carrying a potato and yelled, "I need the money."

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

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