Smell gives bandit away

March 3, 2008 5:18:29 AM PST
Police in Akron, Ohio, caught the scent of a robbery suspect.

According to officers, the would-be bandit tried to stick-up two people with a bottle of cologne that had been colored black with a marker and looked a little like a gun.

But something might have smelled a bit fishy to the intended victims.

Police Lieutenant Rick Edwards says there was a scuffle and the bottle broke.

He says suspect, Michael Kaminski, still stank of cologne when officers arrived on the scene.

Kaminski's now charged with aggravated robbery and carrying a concealed weapon.

That's not for the bottle of cologne, but for a knife police charge Kaminski had on him.