"This young man wasn't using his head for sure," Police Chief Victor Kemp said. "You hear of those world's dumbest criminals every once in a while but you never think it's gonna happen in your city."
18-year-old Keithan Manuel, who attempted to hold up the officer with a white towel over his hands, quickly realized where he was and what he was doing and tried to change the subject, telling the policewoman he was there to check on a warrant.
Perhaps realizing he wasn't about to let off the hook, Manuel decided to go for broke, and told the officer "you do know I have a gun."
He was promptly arrested and booked into Dallas County Jail, where he remains charged with several crimes, the most serious of which being robbery.
"I didn't say nothing like that, I swear to God I didn't say nothing like that; that's why they didn't find no guns on me," Manuel later told the local CBS affiliate over the phone. "Man I play like that all the time, I didn't think she would take it seriously."