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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Portage County Man Accused of Robbing Gas Station With Sock

Posted By on Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 11:20 AM

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Sometimes, when you don't actually have a gun, improvisation is key. As was the case earlier this week when a Portage County man ripped off a Sunoco gas station in Franklin Township with nothing more than a sock and his hand.

The Record-Courier reports that after a brief altercation with the station's clerk, John M. Veverka allegedly stole the money drawer and ran out of the premises Sunday night. He'd covered his hand with a sock to make it seem like he had a gun, when he in fact did not.



While he did go on the run, Veverka was found in a trailer park and taken into police custody Tuesday. He is charged with assault and theft.

This whole episode reminds of that pivotal scene in Field of Dreams when Kevin Costner tries to convince James Earl Jones to go on a road trip using nothing but an imaginary gun (also, clearly, baseball season can't come soon enough). 
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