UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Police say they have matched a would-be pizza shop robber to a roll of toilet paper found in his western Pennsylvania home.

Uniontown police say 29-year-old Eric Frey tried to rob Michael Maria’s Pizza about 7:40 p.m. Saturday by handing an employee a toilet-paper note saying, “I have a gun. Give me $300.”

Police arrived before Frey could leave because an employee hit a panic button.

Frey told police he was forced to commit the robbery by a large, bearded man with a gun who accosted him in a nearby alley – but police say a search of Frey’s apartment wiped out that alibi.

That’s where police found a newly opened roll of toilet paper with the pen impression from Frey’s note still fresh on an outer sheet.

(Photo Courtesy: Uniontown Police)

(Photo Courtesy: Uniontown Police)

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Frey.

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