The new weapon of choice isn't automatic, projectile or some sort of explosive. Nope, it's chili powder. A man in Mussafah, Abu Dhabi robbed a jewelry store after tossing chili powder at the salesmen. Think of it as the new age smoke screen. 

The man, described as South Asian and in his late 20's or early 30's, cased the place on Sunday and selected the items he wanted, telling a salesmen that he had to return home the next day for his wedding. The following morning, he returned, spiced them and fled with $4,300 worth of gold ornaments.

One salesman, who caught an eye full of chili powder, said he was in "severe pain." Another bespectacled salesman was protected by his glasses. The man got away initially, but quick-thinking police found the chili powder's plastic cover with a sticker from a local supermarket. The man was identified using the store's surveillance footage.

Though his diversion was innovative, his escape was pretty amateur. He won't get a second attempt.

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[via The Huffington Post]