Everyday I come across some very odd stories. Surprisingly, some of the oddest are covered by the Associated Press. Who would have thought, right?
Today’s odd AP story? A guy in Ohio tried to rob a convenience store with a gun made of furniture. When the guy tried waiving the “gun” in the employee’s face, the employee realized the gun was fake. The employee and three customers confronted the robber and held him down until police arrived on the scene.
— AP Oddities (@AP_Oddities) December 27, 2017
While the story is funny in itself, the Twitter reactions are priceless.
Get this man an HGTV show stat
— holiday binch🎄 (@thekatievb) December 27, 2017
Maybe fake guns are moving in the same direction as small houses?
I bet the gun was probably supposed to be a dresser from Ikea.
— NewsAsylum (@NewsAsylumCom) December 27, 2017
We all know how well Ikea’s furniture is built.
I’m going to let @jaketapper give his POV but if the furniture he used was an arm chair, does this qualify as armed robbery?
— Jim Coyne (@becuzbigjimsays) December 27, 2017
Oh. So. Punny.
Environmentally friendly weapon..
— Darcy Athwal (@darcyathwal) December 27, 2017
At least environmentalists will be happy! At least if you’re going to rob someone, do it in a way that doesn’t harm the environment! DUH.
Surveillance photos released. pic.twitter.com/tV02FUFfAE
— Derek C (@DerekC0408) December 27, 2017
— William Amos (@WilliamAmos) December 27, 2017
Maybe next time he’ll upgrade to a gun made out of Ikea metal shelving? Might be a little scarier.