This is a discussion on Grounds for a-peel: Authorities say NC teen ate banana after using it as gun in holdu within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Associated Press) -- Authorities in North Carolina say a store owner and a patron thwarted a teen accused of trying to carry out ...
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Associated Press) -- Authorities in North Carolina say a store owner and a patron thwarted a teen accused of trying to carry out a robbery by concealing a banana beneath his shirt to resemble a gun.
Winston-Salem authorities say 17-year-old John Szwalla entered the Internet cafe Thursday and demanded money, saying he had a gun.
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.
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.
Szwalla faces a charge of attempted armed robbery. Jail officials say he doesn't have an attorney.
Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, JournalNow.com
This kid had no idea how stupid this was.
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