Is that a banana or are you just happy to see me?

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    Is that a banana or are you just happy to see me?

    Will there now be a 5 day waiting period at the supermarket?

    Cops: Teen uses banana in attempted stick-up

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Authorities say a North Carolina teen who was thwarted as he tried to rob a store with a banana ate it before they could 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.

    Szwalla faces a charge of attempted armed robbery. Jail officials say he doesn't have an attorney.
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    Fruits of the crime are still admissible in the courts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    Will there now be a 5 day waiting period at the supermarket?

    Cops: Teen uses banana in attempted stick-up
    I hope the courts don't let him 'slide' on this one...
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    Don’t laugh; the liberals will likely outlaw any bananas under 4-inches that don’t have child locks.
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    If your going to hold up a store with a banana, just do it, don't monkey around.

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    Great, now I can't get that "Day-Oh" song out of my head. Thanks a lot.
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    Just when we thought it was safe, now we need to keep our eyes peeled for those new banana-weapons.
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    I'd say they'll probably be able to make the destroying evidence charge stick on this one.

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    Those darn imported bananas. They are to blame.
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    but did it have a banana clip? er, mag?
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    I think he was a little to yellow to actually do anything with it.....
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    If convicted, he'll try to 'apeel'.

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    Went to the grocery store and bought some bananas...had to fill out an ATF form and give a thumb print.

    I thought this was a bit excessive!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    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.
    Cops: Teen uses banana in attempted stick-up
    All the jokes are funny (even the bad ones) and this situation is actually quite humorous HOWEVER, what if it had turned out very differently? What if a customer or the clerk had been carrying and defended themselves? How would the headline have read?

    "Armed Convenience Store Clerk Kills Child Over a Banana" or "CCW Permit Holder Kills Child Over a Banana"

    That's probably what it would have said...
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    and in my opnion it would have been justafied.
    I pray to have the time to KNOW if his gun is real but I would not feel bad if I made the wrong guess.
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