Toilet paper leads to robbery arrest

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CNN– A would-be robber in Pennsylvania was busted after cops followed the paper trail.

As Mike Clark explains, it was a trail of toilet paper that blew the lid off this caper.

It happened Saturday night, when a man entered Michael Maria’s Pizza Shop.

“He handed the employee two pieces of toilet paper and on the toilet paper it had wrote i have a gun on me give me three hundred dollars,” said Lieutenant Tom Kolencik with the Uniontown Police Department.

Police identified that man as Eric Frey.

“He said there’s a guy outside and he has a gun on me if i don’t leave this store with 300 dollars, he’s going to shoot me.”

The suspicious clerk saw the note Frey was carrying and hit the secret alarm at the counter, as Frey said, the guy with gun would come inside the shop.

When officers arrived, Frey was still there, telling police he was relieved they saved him.

But Lieutenant Kolencik wasn’t buying the story, and found the evidence at Frey’s apartment.

According to Kolenick, Frey wrote on the roll, he didn’t tear it off and it was actually kind of encrypted on the roll which matched up perfectly.

Frey also faces more trouble, because Kolencik says he also found drug paraphernalia.

“That turned up another big find, which was over three ounces of marijuana which subsequently is a possession with intent to deliver charge which is another felony on top of the theft and robbery he did at the pizza shop.”