Pro tip for criminals: If you're using a toy gun in an attempted robbery, be sure to remove any stickers from the toy that may indicate it's, you know, a toy and not a real gun.
A pair of gentlemen — we won't call them criminals, that would be an insult to criminals — walked up to a 14-year-old boy in Cleveland Hts. wielding what looked to be a gun.
The 14-year-old looked closely, however, and noticed it was not a gun at all.
"You've got to be kidding me," he said to the alleged mastermind duo, thus landing this entry the Best Police Blotter Item of the Day award.
ATTEMPTED ROBBERY, CUMBERLAND ROAD: A boy, 14, said two young men approached him, pointed what appeared to be a handgun in his face, and told him to empty his pockets July 1 at Cumberland Park, 1740 Cumberland. But after the boy noticed a sticker on the side of the gun that indicated it was a toy, he said, “You’ve got to be kidding me,” and the suspects fled on foot.