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A chair doesn’t seem like your usual weapon, maybe it’s something you grab when you are otherwise defenseless. Or, when you’re looking to smack someone in the kneecap during a WWE match:


Yet, the armed-with-chair approach seemed to work—momentarily—for a man in New Orleans who attempted to rob a Burger King on Monday. The New Orleans Times-Picayune says that the 35-year-old man “armed himself with a chair and went behind the counter,” according to a preliminary police report. The man raised the chair, threatened employees and demanded food.”


Employees complied, but the man was soon captured by police a few blocks later. Presumably, he had ditched the chair by then. The Times-Picayune reports that the man was booked on Tuesday.

We’re thankful no one was seriously hurt. And please, leave the chair attacks to the professionals.

Gwen Ihnat is the Editorial Coordinator for The A.V. Club.

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