Potato Arrest: Man Wielding a Spud Tries To Rob Convenience Store

Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 06:33 AM

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The man who wielded a potato disguised as a gun during a convenience story robbery attempt last week has been arrested by police in Providence, Rhode Island.

WPRI-TV reports 34-year-old Gary Deming of Cranston was arrested on robbery charges. Authorities say he pretended he had a gun when he demanded money from a convenience store and dry cleaner April 21.

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The convenience store manager chased him off with a baseball bat. A dry cleaner employee gave him a fake $20 from a decoy register, accoring to The Associated Press.

The station reports Deming is also accused of breaking into his sister’s home on the same day as the alleged potato incidents. She told police he took a purse, debit card and $100 in cash.

A telephone listing for Deming couldn’t be found. It’s not clear if he has legal representation.

Luckily for Deming, potatoes don't have to be registered as weapons in Rhode Island and it's not a crime to carry a concealed potato.

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