Man Arrested for Robbing Store With Stapler

Finding the optimal weapon to rob a store with is key for any criminal. Most choose a gun as their go-to but one man opted for a stapler to complete his crime.

Patrick Abbott entered the Publix on Biscayne Boulevard in Miami when he handed an employee a note that said he had a gun and to put money in a bag. The note read, “Read carefully. I have a gun with me and put the money in the bag,” according to the police.

Credit: Miami-Dade Police Department

After reading the note, the worker pretended to help another employee and called for help. Abbott left the store empty-handed and was arrested on Northeast 50th Street while throwing his note away. According to authorities, the 31-year-old didn’t actually have a gun but instead had a black stapler concealed.

Abbott was allegedly out on bond for allegedly dropping a 4-month-old at a Miami Walmart multiple times. He was arrested again and charged with armed robbery for this incident. Abbott’s bond was set at $7,500 dollars.