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Man Flees Scene of Crime ... on Riding Mower

Ricky New's getaway wasn't exactly high speed
By Dan MacKenzie,  Newser User
Posted Nov 19, 2010 9:05 AM CST Posted Nov 19, 2010 9:05 AM CST
Promoted on Newser Nov 19, 2010 10:35 AM CST
Robber Escaping on Riding Mower Not so Swift
Not a recommended escape vehicle.   (AP)

(User Submitted) – Proving once again that there is no shortage of not-so-smart criminals, Aiken, SC, police apprehended an alleged robber yesterday who was attempting a getaway ... on his Craftsman riding lawn mower. Ricky New, who we're guessing didn't get very far, has been charged with assault and battery and first-degree armed robbery after beating a convenience store clerk with a stick before attempting his slow-speed escape. More at the Aiken Standard. (Shockingly, this isn't the only lawnmower-related crime of late. Click here and here for others.)

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