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Police: Man uses potato to fake having a gun in Rhode Island robbery attempt

Police say a man used a potato to pretend he had a gun while trying to rob a Rhode Island business.

WPRI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/QCQan7 ) that the man entered a convenience store Monday with a potato and shouted: "Give me the money." A police report says the store manager chased him off with a baseball bat. Police provided a description of the suspect. They say officers later went to a laundromat where an employee told them a man fitting the description came in carrying a potato and yelled: "I need the money."

The TV station reports that the employee gave the man a $20 bill from a decoy cash register, and he left.

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Information from: WPRI-TV, http://www.wpri.com

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