Saturday, May 16, 2009

Teen uses banana to rob bank, eats it while waiting for cops

A teenager in North Carolina tried to rob a bank with a banana and then ate the evidence while waiting for the cops to arrive.

Winston-Salem authorities say 17-year-old John Szwalla held the banana under his shirt when he entered the store Thursday, saying he had a gun and demanded money.

Owner Bobby Ray Mabe says he and a customer jumped Szwalla, holding him until deputies arrived. While they waited, Mabe says the teen ate the banana.

Mabe says deputies took pictures of the banana peel. Forsyth County Sheriff's office spokesman Maj. Brad Stanley says deputies joked about charging Szwalla with destroying evidence.

I'm surprised he didn't split when the cops arrived.

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