John Szwalla, 17, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, attempted to rob an Internet cafe with a concealed banana he said was a gun. From the Associated Press:
The owner, Bobby Ray Mabe, said he and a customer jumped Szwalla, holding him until deputies arrived. While they waited, Mabe says the teen ate the banana."Deputies: Banana used as gun in holdup, then eaten"
Mabe says deputies took pictures of the peel. Forsyth County Sheriff's office spokesman Maj. Brad Stanley says deputies joked about charging Szwalla with destroying evidence.
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