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Police: Man armed with finger gun makes for ineffective robber

SEATTLE -- A man making a finger gun with one hand while holding his pants up with the other didn't make for a super-effective robber Monday morning in downtown Seattle, according to the Seattle Police Department.


According to the police report for the incident, the victim was walking on Third Avenue near Pine Street around 6:40 a.m. when the suspect stepped in front of him.

The suspect said, "Give me your wallet or my buddy will beat you up," but the victim didn't see anyone else with him, according to the report.

Following the threat, the suspect reportedly made a gun with his thumb and forefinger. The suspect had his other hand in his pocket, but the victim believed he was just using that hand to keep his pants up.

According to the report, the victim walked on by the suspect, who appeared to be drunk or high, without giving him any money.

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