An armed robbery this week at a South Carolina convenience store apparently wasn’t as “armed” as the clerk thought. CNN reports on the Tuesday incident at a Kwik Stop in the small town of Sharon, where a man donning a hoodie, wig, and mask entered the store around 5:45pm, per a release from the York County Sheriff’s Office. According to authorities, the suspect pointed to the gun in his waistband and ordered the clerk to hand over whatever cash was in the register—about $300.
Not quite. Law & Crime notes that in South Carolina, even “the mere representation of possessing a deadly weapon that a witness reasonably believed to be a real gun is enough” to hit someone with those charges. Per the sheriff’s office, Dalesandro—who was charged with armed robbery with a deadly weapon, petty larceny of less than $2,000, and “wearing masks and the like”—is being held without bond in the York County Detention Center. (Read more weird crimes stories.)