A British robber has been jailed for holding up bookies with a cucumber.
Gary Rough, 28, stuffed the lengthy vegetable into a black sock to try and make it look like a sawed-off shotgun.
He then demanded cash from terrified staff at Ladbrokes in Shettleston, Glasgow.
But an off-duty cop spotted the hubbub and knocked the plumber to the floor.
As he was being arrested, Rough tried to claim he was "only joking" and carrying out a dare.
Realizing he was in serious trouble, he then said, "It was a f------ cucumber. Am I getting the jail for this?"
Appearing in court last week, Rough admitted he was "quite stupid."
"While he was aware that it was a vegetable in a sock, he is also aware it may have appeared different to others," STV reports defense attorney Tony Graham as saying.
Rough was jailed for 40 months following the incident on Dec. 18, 2013.
3 years for a cucumber in a sock! What a dumbass!