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Attempted Bank Robbery With Toilet Plunger, Police Checking Ballistics

Police said a 49-year-old man tried to rob a central New York bank armed with a toilet plunger.

Utica police told local media outlets that Lawrence Deptola went into a city bank Thursday afternoon and threatened a teller with the plunger.

Police responded after two other banks had previously called authorities about a suspicious man entering their buildings.
Deptola was arrested after a foot chase and charged with attempted third-degree robbery.
Police yet to determine if the plunger was full or semi automatic..
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