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Stupid Criminals and bananas!

Posted in Misc Crime May 19th, 2009 @ 10:42 am

What do bananas have to do with a stupid criminal and his crime? Everything. Recently, the JouranlNow.com reported that a would be criminal tried to hold up a computer café with a banana.

Here’s what happened. The would be robber in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina area tried to hold up a computer café that sells sweepstakes tickets. The robber John Steven Szwalla age 17 saw that a previous customer was paid out $2,000 for his sweepstake ticket. Szwalla demanded money from the patron and allegedly said he had a gun. But, what he really had was a banana under his shirt.

The store manager and the patron grabbed Szwalla and called police. Meanwhile, the robber ate the banana and all that was left was the banana peel. When the police arrived, they arrested Szwalla on one count of attempted armed robbery and common-law robbery. The police took pictures of the banana peel and joked about the robber destroying evidence. His bond was set at $50,000.

This may be a slippery case of armed robbery but at least another stupid criminal is off the streets.

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