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Woman Tries To Rob Store With Toy Gun, Gets Arrested By Fake Cop

Wilnelia Rivera Caraballo, a 19-year-old girl, got a little tipsy and felt empowered to rob a store. So she armed herself with a toy “Uzi-type” gun, a clear plastic mask and went to work. Too bad there was a keen worker who outwitted the dimwitted half of Bonnie and Clyde.

As Caraballo was threatening the clerk on the counter of a store in Palm Bay, Florida, a co-worker who was stalking the cooler yelled, “Palm Bay police. Get on the ground!” Caraballo immediately dropped to the floor but then slowly and drunkenly figured out the fake cop plot. But it was too late, the clerks managed to hold her down until the real police came. She’s being charged with attempted robbery.

Moral of the story? If you’re going to bluff your way into a robbery, don’t fall for another person’s bluff while in your bluff. [Orlando Sentinel via Consumerist]

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