Genius of the Week: Teen Tries to Rob Store with Plastic Squirt Gun

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What a smart little squirt… Lol sorry, had to!

Authorities say a man tried to rob a Missouri store by using a water gun.


Amanuel Perkins, 18, is being charged with one count of attempted first-degree robbery after he allegedly held up the Sole Survivor Leather store in Maplewood.


Police say Perkins demanded money from the owner, who feared for his life before realizing he was being held up with a multicolored water gun.


The owner pushed the gun away and demanded that Perkins leave. Police arrived and later arrested the suspect.


According to police, Perkins said the incident, which happened last week, was a joke for St. Patrick’s Day and he did not really intend to rob the store.

What will they think of next…? Lol well hopefully a lesson was learned here for this young man…


Author: Annie Stonebreaker

Annie is attending North Idaho College for a degree in journalism and is enjoying writing about everything guns for Defend and Carry. She finds our right to bear arms imperative and can get quite spicy on the topic. In her spare time she loves reading, playing outdoors, any water activities, eating sweet treats, eating in general, playing music or spending time with her Fiance, and being surrounded by good friends, conversation and laughter.

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