Hot Dog Tong Robbery: Renee Jackson Attempts To Rob Arkansas Convenience Store With Utensil, Cops Say

04/18/2012 11:54 am ET

He's armed -- and sort of dangerous.

An Arkansas man used a pair of hot dog tongs to threaten a convenience store employee and customer during a failed robbery attempt on Saturday, according to police.

Renee Jackson grabbed the utensil from the counter at Fort Smith's J-Mart on Midland Avenue, 4029TV reported.

"He attempted to rob the place, but really I guess nobody took him serious enough to actually give him money because of his state of intoxication," Cpl. Steven Dooly told KARK-4.

The suspect told authorities that he was tired of not being respected by his wife and children.

Jackson faces two counts of attempted aggravated robbery, WBTV reported.

No one was hurt and no other weapons were found.

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