A North Carolina teen who attempted to rob a store by holding a banana under his shirt and pretending it was a gun faces armed robbery charges. The problem for prosecutors: the evidence gave them the slip. It seems that while the kid was being held by the store owner before the cops arrived, he took the opportunity to chow down the incriminating fruit. It's a version of the spy novel cliche where the secret agent swallows the paper containing his instructions before the enemy can get at ...

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