LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) – A Lynchburg man who robbed a convenience store by pretending a banana was a gun was sentenced to 18 months in prison. Patrick Jason Mann, 29, entered the 7-Eleven store last July 4. He took a banana, put it in his pocket like a gun and demanded that the clerk give him money from the register. Mann left the store with about $10 and was arrested soon after leaving. “There really wasn’t much logic to what I did that night,” Mann said. “When you’re in the grip of that drug, it doesn’t make you a very rational person.”
—Any word on appeal?