A holdup at a 7-Eleven store in Bonita Springs, Fla., failed when the would-be robber pointed his finger like a gun and demanded cash from the register, according to Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers.
Unimpressed by the weapon brandished, the store clerk refused to comply.
The suspect, a young male with his shirt pulled over his head to obscure his face, did not force the issue. He ran empty-handed out of the store to his getaway vehicle — a white mountain bike — and proceeded to pedal briskly north on Imperial Shores Boulevard.
Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers described the suspect as a male in his early 20s, approximately 5-foot-8 and 165 pounds. The robbery attempt occurred Wednesday morning.
Robberies in which fingers have stood in for guns have succeeded, as the above video at a Los Angeles 7-Eleven in January 2017 demonstrates.
But most pistol pantomimists bent on robbery know to to conceal their "hand guns" in clothing, in a pocket or elsewhere out of sight.
Otherwise it's like bluffing in poker after laying down your cards.