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What's this robber's weapon of choice? A banana

Orange you glad it wasn't a gun? Philadelphia police say a man robbed a convenience store earlier this week while pretending a banana stuffed in his sweatshirt was a weapon.

The robbery took place Tuesday in the East Parkside neighborhood, The Associated Press reports. On Wednesday, police posted video of the robbery, hoping it would help catch the suspect. On the tape, the man is shown entering the convenience store, and then standing (rather patiently, actually) in line. When it's finally his turn, he grabs a very green banana from the counter near the cash register, quickly tucks it away into his sweatshirt, and then points it toward the clerk.

Police say he asked for money and cigarettes, then fled the scene via bicycle with an unknown amount of cash and an unripe banana. --Catherine Garcia