Man faces hard time for holding up smut shop

A man, possibly a meth addict because police said he had "red blotches on his arms and the back of his neck and head," traipsed into the Naughty But Nice adult bookstore along the Fifth Street Highway yesterday afternoon and bitched to a clerk that he stuck his dollar into a video booth and that it did not work.

The clerk went to see why the porn did not play, and when he returned, the man was behind the counter, snatching money from the cash drawer. The crook --  a slight, thin balding man who probably hasn't had a piece all year -- said: "I'm desperate for money. I don't want to hurt you."

Alas, he was not carrying a piece either. His weapon was a puny pocketknife, thereby negating the ideal blog headline:

That was a gun in his pocket, he wasn't happy to see you.

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