Australian teen accused of using chainsaw to rob gas station while wearing flowerpot

Teen allegedly robbed a 7-Eleven service station in Ipswich.
By Evan Bleier   |   Feb. 11, 2014 at 1:30 PM   |   Comments

IPSWICH, Australia, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- An Australian teen apparently didn’t have time to invest in a ski mask before allegedly trying to rob a gas station, so he went with the next best thing -- a flowerpot.

Steven Frank Steele is accused of using a chainsaw to rob a 7-Eleven service station in Ipswich while wearing a flowerpot on his head to conceal his identity.

Steele allegedly entered the establishment while he was drunk and holding a running chainsaw.

The store’s two attendants fled into a back room and police say Steele used the chainsaw to damage a window and several display racks. The teen then exposed his buttocks to the employees and left the store after taking a bottle of soda.

A police officer responding to the scene spotted Steele walking down the street and he was placed under arrest. The chainsaw was found in a bush near the service station.

The teen was charged with one count of armed robbery, two counts of willful damage, one count of going armed to cause fear, one count of public nuisance and one count of possessing suspected stolen property. He will remain in custody until the case is heard again March 3.

[Queensland Times]

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