June 30, 2009

Police: Robber held gun, potato

Police said a gun-wielding man who robbed a New Jersey gas station was holding a potato in his free hand.

Investigators said the man entered the Gulf station in Jersey City near the Holland Tunnel with a gun in one hand and the potato in the other, The (Newark) Star-Ledger reported Tuesday.

The robber obtained money from the clerk and fled the scene in a two-door black vehicle that had been parked at a nearby Burger King, police said. The man, described as 30 to 35 years old with red dreadlocks, was last seen driving toward the tunnel.

Police said they do not know why the man was holding a potato.