24 year old Brian Schmid and 22 year old Renee Ferrerri were arrested after robbing a gas station with a samurai sword. An alert police officer remembered seeing a number of Japanese style swords in the couple's apartment when he was there in May to investigate a domestic disturbance over rent money.
Guess what? Alcohol was involved.
The couple cooked up the robbery plan at Jeeper's Gin Mill, where they stole the work car they used for the occasion.
In her statement to police, Ms. Ferrerri said they
"...planned the robbery because they were tired of their lives and they just ‘gave up.’ (She) said the plan stemmed from both of them wanting to leave the area and start over and needing cash in order to accomplish this.”