If there’s one thing that Charles Smith is guilty of, it’s making bad decisions. The first bad decision happened six years ago, when he decided to hold up a check cashing store. He strolled in, walked up to a teller and demanded they turn over all the money they had.
Since he didn’t have a weapon, Smith placed his hand underneath his hoodie and held it in a “finger gun” position.
He repeatedly told he her had a gun
The teller complied, the robber got the money and a short time later, police arrested him in the vicinity of the store. A gun was never recovered.
Smith was eventually convicted, according to a report by Newser, but Smith decided to take an interesting approach to his appeal.
He argued that the attempted first-degree robbery charge should be overturned because he didn’t actually have a gun.
The appeals court laughed the case right out of the courtroom.
We’ll still give him an “A” for effort.
Original article: Court rules against man who brandished finger gun
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