Monday, August 11, 2008

Man accused of trying to rob store with empty box

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Charleston police said a man tried to rob a movie rental store with an unusual weapon — an empty cheesecake box. Earlier this week, the suspect placed the box on the counter of the Movie Gallery with a note saying it contained a bomb. He told the clerk the bomb would be detonated remotely if he wasn't given cash. The clerk refused and the suspect fled. Police arrested 43-year-old Paul Parrish II of Charleston on Wednesday. Sgt. Aaron James said Parrish allegedly confessed after he was shown a store video of the attempted robbery. Parrish allegedly told police he needed money for gas and cigarettes. Parrish is charged with first-degree robbery. He's being held at South Central Regional Jail and doesn't yet have an attorney.

(Do you have any idea how hard it is to find a cheesecake box pic???)

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