An Iowa man was hauled in by cops after he went ape and robbed a convenience store, then assaulted one of the officers with a stuffed monkey that was part of the heist.
Preston James Phipps was causing a ruckus behind the store's counter, which prompted the clerk to phone police -- who arrived as he was leaving the premises with two stuffed animals. The deputies say Phipps was calm at first, but quickly flipped out, hitting one of them in the face with one of the fluffy toys.
A store employee said that when she asked him what he was doing behind the counter, Phipps replied, "Don't you worry about it. I'm going back to prison anyway."