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Potato-wielding man attempts to rob dry-cleaners and garage, fails

A blatant misuse of our national treasure.

A potato, much like the one used to rob the shops. Only sadder.
A potato, much like the one used to rob the shops. Only sadder.
Image: doyland

IT WAS WORTH a shot, man. Don’t let anyone tell you any different.

A man armed with a potato entered a dry-cleaners in Providence, Rhode Island and started shouting at a female clerk to give him money.

Once she realised that the robber was in fact holding a potato instead of a gun, the dry cleaner opened a decoy register and gave him a fake twenty note.

The suspect demanded more but soon got fed up and left with his toy money and trusty potato.


However, according to police reports obtained by WPRI-TV, it wasn’t the vegetable bandit’s wasn’t first attempt at a hold up. Just a half an hour before hitting the dry cleaners, a man fitting the same description threatened a Shell garage clerk with a potato before being chased out by a manager with a baseball bat.


No arrests have yet been made, but rumour has it he’s gone underground.

Rock, baseball bat, potato. Potato loses every time.


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