Is That a Banana In Your Pocket . . . ?

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?

I don’t know, you know how slippery these things can be…

So, did they just bust him for the stickup, or did they also nail him for shoplifting? Otherwise, hey, free banana…

“that drug”???

Did he mean the banana?

Didn’t the Dead Milkmen smoke banana peels?

Remember, bananas don’t kill people…

Allright, people, this is a slip-up! Anybody moves, and I peel this thing!

Hey don’t laugh. That banana might have been loaded.

lieu, I was thinking the exact same thing!

Surely there must be more to the story. He must have another addiction other than bananas. Mustn’t he?!?

$10… whaoo that was worth it. No kidding he can’t afford a gun.

most expensive banana I’ve ever heard of.

“when slapstick gags go bad” tonight at 11.

But, if convicted, do you think he’ll “appeal”?


Nah, Eve, I’m just glad to see you.

I don’t think that the District Attorney will monkey around with this one.

Is robbing someone with a banana and then running off known as a banana split?

If bananas are outlawed, only outlaws will have bananas.

E lec tri cal banannas gonna be a sudden craze …la la la la

He probably was framed with a throw down banana.

I’ve heard this happen a bunch.

…or are you just happy to see me?