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01/09/2015 02:44 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Potato Attack Injures 3 In Scotland

Alamy

Who came up with this half-baked idea?

An 18-year-old in Clydebank, Scotland, is facing three assault charges after allegedly chucking uncooked potatoes from a car at passing pedestrians, the Clydebank Post reported Wednesday. The teen’s name has not been released.

Two women and a 13-year-old girl were injured in the attacks, with the girl suffering serious facial bruising. Another of the victims, a 32-year-old woman whose name has not been released, told the Post that after the potato smacked her in the head, a tub of coleslaw hit her as well. She said the force of the potato made her initially think she had “been shot by a BB gun”

Police are searching for a second individual who may be involved.

The unassuming tuber has found itself in the midst of crime before. In April, a man armed with only a potato robbed a laundromat in Rhode Island and attempted to rob a convenience store.

And in 2012, a cold plate of mashed potatoes was at the center of an assault in a Florida restaurant.

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