Man robs store wearing flower pot as disguise, wielding chainsaw


If there were awards for such things, an Australian teen would assuredly win the prize for most unique robbery attempt. 

According to the Queensland Times, police were called to a local 7-Eleven store after reports that a chainsaw-wielding suspect, wearing a flowerpot on his head to disguise his identity, made a memorable attempt to rob the store.

Workers at the convenience store say around 4:30 a.m. Monday the suspect, Steven Frank Steele, entered the store and began terrorizing them in an attempt to rob the place.

They say Steele "lunged at them" with the chainsaw and then attacked several display racks and a window while demanding money. 

Police say things got even more bizarre when Steele dropped his pants "exposing his buttocks" to the shocked store employees.

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Instead of handing over cash, the two employees fled to a back room to escape the chaos.

Steele allegedly then gave up and left with only a bottle of soda. 

He didn't get far. A police officer responding to reports of the robbery noticed Steele walking down a nearby street and placed him under arrest.

The allegedly stolen chainsaw was found nearby in a bush by a police dog.

Steele is charged with multiple crimes, including one count of armed robbery, two counts of willful damage, one count of public nuisance and with damaging a parked vehicle while fleeing the crime scene.

Investigators say Steele was drunk during the late-night rampage.



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