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Police: Man tried to rob store with fake furniture gun

AKRON, Ohio – Police say a man who tried and failed to rob a Ohio supermarket with a fake gun, made of pieces of furnishings has been charged with a robbery.

Akron police say the man walked into a local Circle K store Monday afternoon, waving what appeared to be a gun and demanding cash. An employee realized that the weapon was fake and confronted the man with the help of three customers.

The man tried to flee but was subdued and detained by the people in the store until the police arrived. He is charged with aggravated theft and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

Police say the man had a pole, a fake scope, a spring, and two legs fastened together to look like a gun.

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