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Police: Man tried to rob store with finger

Feb. 23, 2012 at 3:25 PM   |   Comments

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said an attempted robbery was foiled when a gas station clerk recognized the object poking out from the suspect's shirt was a finger.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said a man with a plastic bag over his head walked into the Gate gas station on 103rd Street around 3 a.m. Monday morning and acted like the finger poking inside of his shirt was a weapon, The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union reported Thursday.

The man ordered the clerk to "open the register and give me all the money," the sheriff's office report said.

The clerk immediately recognized the object was a finger and refused to hand over any cash, leading the suspect to turn his attentions to a customer, who laughed at him.

Investigators said they are searching for the suspect, described as a white man between 5 feet, 7 inches and five feet, 9 inches tall with curly brown hair and brown eyes.

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