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Is It Innovative To Wear A Hollowed Out Watermelon Mask To Rob A Convenience Store?


LOUISA, Va. (WRIC) — A suspect has been arrested after police sought the public’s help in identifying two people suspected of stealing from a Virginia convenience store while wearing watermelons on their heads.

The Louisa Police Department said two people arrived at the store in a lifted 2006 black Toyota Tacoma on May 5. They wore hollowed-out watermelons with holes cut out for the eyes into the store.

Justin M. Rogers, who was 20 at the time of the crime, has been charged with wearing a mask in public while committing larceny, underage possession of alcohol, and petit larceny of alcohol.

You'd imagine that someone who wanted to keep their identity a secret - like a robber - you'd probably want to go the discreet route when it comes to covering your face. Especially in a time when the entire population is wearing a mask of sorts in public. The options are literally endless, people don't really care how you cover your face, as long as you actually cover it. You could literally just put a t-shirt around your mouth and you are now in acceptable attire to go outside. We are in a period of time where you could wear just about anything on your face and it'll pass as socially acceptable.

Which makes me wonder why on earth these robbers chose to wear fucking watermelons on their head. Talk about a missed opportunity. A chance to rob a place then blend in with the rest of the world wearing masks? PASS. I'd much rather parade around with a hollowed-out melon on my head. That way, they'll never find me.

Idiots! Like maybe try and stick out a little more next time. I honestly think they would've been better off putting some pantyhose on their head like any robber in any movie ever, it could be anyone wearing those pantyhose. Only two watermelon robbers though.

The funniest part of the whole ordeal is hearing what customers of the convenience store had to say:

Customer Barry Welch said he was kind of blown away when he saw the photos.

“I definitely give them some points for ingenuity. In a time like this, you could’ve worn any kind of mask, but to come up with a watermelon …,” Welch said. “But it wasn’t super shocking being out here in Louisa. We’ve always had some crazy new stories going around.”

Ah yes, ingenuity. When I hear the word ingenuity I think about nerds making software or some random award that some pickup truck company claims they won in a commercial. I don't exactly envision someone simply poking out two eye holes and hollowing out a watermelon, but maybe I've been thinking about this whole thing wrong.

Also, this guy must have mountains of stories to tell if watermelon headed carjackers aren't "super shocking" to him. Then again, living in Louisa, VA must be a whole different type of shocking in and of itself.

Candice Wendt, another customer, said: “I think it’s ridiculous. Innovative but ridiculous. The amount of work that you have to do to actually hollow out a watermelon to stick it on your head, I think, is kind of crazy. Why would they do that? It’s so stupid.”

Not quite sure what it is but boy, oh boy these people can't get over how crazy innovative and unique these watermelon caps are. Its almost as if these people have never thought about wearing a watermelon themselves and are blown away that one can do so. Big whoop, you cut a couple of hole and BOOM, you've got yourself a melon helmet. Not that complicated so I don't really get why these people are so blown away by the idea. So no, considering they got caught and one of them got arrested, it is not innovative, Candice.

The people should be more concerned with the fact that their car might get fucking stolen by melon men. At least they know what to look out for. Should they see someone with a watermelon on their head, they know to hightail it out of there because they only mean trouble.