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Granny acts as getaway driver for gun-wielding meth addict

Crime WorldBy Niamh Cluskey
Granny acts as getaway driver for gun-wielding meth addict

A man who appeared to be high on meth held up a store with an air-powered pellet gun.

30-year-old, Anthony Betson, alarmed staff in a store on Broadway Street, New York, when he entered the facility flashing a fake handgun which was kept in his waistband.

The perpetrator who attempted to hold up the dollar store was pulled over shortly after by police officers.

The officers discovered an older lady, who appeared to be Betson's grandmother, driving the car as he lay down in a fully-reclined passenger seat.

The imitation gun was recovered along with a syringe containing meth, and an unspecified amount of heroin.

A child waiting in his mother’s car outside the store saw Betson approach, put the gun in his waistband and pull a sweatshirt hood over his head before he entered.

Benson is being held on charges of possessing a controlled substance and drug equipment and disorderly conduct.

He is due to appear in court today where formal charges are expected.