Towel-Toting Man Holds Up Shopper

Armed robbery is never a laughing matter, but stupid criminals are. 

A woman at Woodfield Mall on Thursday afternoon told police she was walking to her car in the parking lot when she was approached by a man.

The man, with his hand covered with a towel, implied that he had a weapon and demanded money.

His master plan was quickly abbreviated when the towel fell his hand and the victim was enlightened (and likely relieved) that there wasn't a weapon.

The man ran away and the woman was unharmed.

Police said they're looking for a towel-toting man.

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