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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Prosecutors have charged an Idaho Falls man with trying to hold up a coffee stand — with a banana.
Police say Lewis Leon Bryson didn't try to conceal the banana or make it look like a gun. Instead, they claim, the 38-year-old man brandished the fruit like a weapon and told the barista it was a stickup.
At first, Bailey Winn says she thought it was a joke. Finally, the man pointing the banana at her head split without taking anything.
Bryson has been charged with disturbing the peace and possession of a controlled substance.
Police say they've gotten other reports of attempted robbery with a nutritious fruit, and believe Bryson may have tried the stunt elsewhere.
Bryson has allegedly told police it was all just a joke.
— Thanks to an anonymous Out There reader.
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