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    North Carolina Teen Tries to Rob Bank With Banana, Then Eats It Before Police Arrive


    Saturday, May 16, 2009


    Print ShareThisWINSTON-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.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,520399,00.html

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    Wow, that kid must have gone bananas.

    Get it? Bananas?

    I thought it was funny!

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    Why is it so easy for children to get bananas? Why, you can walk into any grocery store and just buy them - as many as you like - without so much as showing your ID.

    There ought to be a law.

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    canadian wrote:
    Why is it so easy for children to get bananas? Why, you can walk into any grocery store and just buy them - as many as you like - without so much as showing your ID.

    There ought to be a law.
    And the peels! Carelessly throwing them about could cause others to slip and get hurt! There ought to be a law.

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    Time to close the fruit stand loophole.

    -ljp

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    Legba wrote:
    Time to close the fruit stand loophole.

    -ljp
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    It's bound to happen, Microstamping Bananas, and then there's the cost of appointing a guard for a day or so so the evidence can be reclaimed and filed into the evidence room, After the jail time, the ballistics match won't matter any more, then there will be a mistrial, and the crook will get off scott free, how will we be able to justify the price of bananas after all this along with the Banana Hoarding that will surley take place from all this publicity of getting your Bananas so ownership will be grandfathered in ahead of the new laws..

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    I wish you would all stop monkeying around! Cracking jokes about such a serious subject is not very appeeling.

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    $10 says he wasn't covering up, he just hungry.

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    Much like Dr Lector, he ate the evidence. :celebrate

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    Not sure whether I regret starting the banana jokes or not.

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    Dispatcher wrote:
    Not sure whether I regret starting the banana jokes or not.

    This is serious business. Check out Step 3.



    Holster your Banana, Buddy!

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Hols...anana,-Buddy!/




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