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Dumb Robber Performs Hold With A Stick & Makes Getaway On Lawn Mower

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posted on Nov, 22 2010 @ 05:46 AM
How dumb can you be.
Weapon of choice to shoot out with cops is a stick.
Vehicle of choice for fast getaway ride-on lawn mower.
This bloke was just to good for the cops. (sarcasm)

A US man was arrested after he held up a convenience store with a stick - then tried to make his getaway on a lawn mower.

Police say Ricky New, 45, of Aiken, South Carolina, has been charged with assault and armed robbery following the "stick up".

He is accused of walking into the Kent's Korner store where he ordered the clerks to "give me your damn money", reports the Aiken Standard.

He began to hit one of the clerks with the stick, said sheriff's office spokesman Capt Elwell.

She threw her arm up to protect herself from the attack and was struck on the arm several times.

"She was bruised, but she is OK," Capt Elwell added.

"He received an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene on his getaway vehicle - a Craftsman riding lawn mower."

Sheriff's deputies caught up with Wood, who had disguised his identity but putting a white tower over his head, a short time later.

posted on Nov, 22 2010 @ 06:09 AM
Well at least he should be out of jail in time to run for office in the 2012 US elections.
Many times in the US when these stories pop up there was some other underlying issue.
The guy was mad at the clerk or the store and the police had to charge him with a bunch of crimes knowing most of them will be dismissed at the lower court level.
We had a guy here walk into a bank with a hunting bow he was selling to a worker at a local bank, While he was showing the bow to the worker someone hit the alarm and three tellers gave him stacks of cash. While he and the bank employee fumbled through the explanation the police show up and take him to jail while they straightened it out.
That straightening out took NINE months.

posted on Nov, 22 2010 @ 08:14 AM
reply to post by Dockman45
Sounds like one crazy mix up.

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