'Armed' robber to cashier: This spud's for you

In most armed robberies, the suspect is usually carrying a gun.

But police in Rhode Island said an "armed" man who attempted to rob two businesses this week was packing something else: a potato.

A convenience store manager Monday chased the suspect off with a baseball bat after he demanded money from a cashier, according to WPRI-TV.

Minutes later, police went to a nearby dry cleaners where an employee told them a man fitting the suspect's description came and yelled: "I need the money."

A clerk handed him a $20 bill from a decoy cash register, and the man left, according to the TV station.

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