A 20-year old Florida resident named Cameron Pittman woke up this morning behind bars after he tried to rob a Sunshine Foods with a PlayStation controller he was trying to pass off as a gun stuffed in his pocket.
Working from a tip, police officers caught Pittman in the act and promptly “disarmed” him. He now faces robbery and probation violation charges.
Mr Pittman was arrested by police in St Petersburg and charged with strong-arm robbery and violation of probation after trying to hold up staff in the Sunshine Foods outlet.
According to Bay 9 News, the 20-year-old hid the ‘Sony Playstation remote control’ (exact type unspecified; PlayStation Move shooting attachment, perhaps?) in his pocket and pretended it was a gun.
When police officers walked in and caught him in the act, he dropped his weapon and yielded to them.
Mr Pittman was apparently a suspect in a previous robbery at a Subway restaurant in the same shopping plaza, hence the convenient arrival of the law.