According to officers, the would-be bandit tried to stick-up two people with a bottle of cologne that had been colored black with a marker and looked a little like a gun. But something might have smelled a bit fishy to the intended victims. Police Lieutenant Rick Edwards says there was a scuffle and the bottle broke. He says suspect, Michael Kaminski, still stank of cologne when officers arrived on the scene
— From Stick'em up, I've got cologne at KTVO TV in Iowa. Update: the cologne was apparently Stetson, appropriately enough.
Someone's got to write a short story about this one!
Angie, check out the 2nd link — he was the guitarist for a band called Cop Shoot Cop. This has your name written all over it
Too bad he didn't have a bottle of something from Juliette Has a Gun.
I was soooo picturing one of those old kitchy Avon bottles shaped like a pistol!
LOL — if he could afford JHAG, he'd hardly need to rob video stores
To make it a really leathal weapon it should have been a bottle of Aqua Velva or Brut or Skin Bracer…. (heck, anything cheap and/or with musk)
I could see the headlines:
Killed by a vicious smell….
If stench could kill