BOSTON (AP) — A tourist from Ireland apparently couldn’t wait to get his hands on an Italian pastry from Boston’s North End.
Prosecutors say just hours after 25-year-old Robert McTernan landed in Boston for a two-week vacation, he entered a bakery in the largely Italian neighborhood, grabbed a knife and demanded a cannoli from an employee.
The worker at Bova’s Bakery handed McTernan the pastry made from creamy ricotta cheese wrapped in a crunchy shell, then called police at about 3:30 a.m. Thursday.
Officers found the Newbridge, Ireland resident in the kitchen and arrested him on an armed robbery charge. Police could not find the knife.
McTernan was granted $2,000 bail after pleading not guilty at his arraignment and ordered to surrender his passport.
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