Smell of Failure: Man Attempts Robbery With Gun-Shaped Cologne Bottle

Akron police say a robbery attempt had more than a whiff of failure.

They accuse a man of trying to stick two people up outside a video store with a bottle of cologne that had been colored black with a marking pen and resembled a gun.

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Police Lt. Rick Edwards says there was a scuffle, and the bottle broke, so the suspect stank of cologne when officers arrived on the scene early Wednesday evening.

Forty-one-year-old Michael Kaminski is being held in the Summit County Jail on one count of aggravated robbery and one count of carrying a concealed weapon. That's not for the bottle but for a knife that police say Kaminski also had.

Bond has been set at $75,000. Jail and court officials say Kaminski does not yet have an attorney.

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