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Teen Robbers in Central Florida Threaten to Kill Man, Steal Beanie Babies and Make Off on Bikes

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Beanie Babies, Nintendo video games, souvenir baseball bats and bicycles: all part of a wholesome, suburban Central Florida childhood, right? Well two teenagers in St. Cloud, Florida managed to combine all of these things into a chilling yet almost comically inept home invasion. Ah, the youth of today, so twisted.

Scott Napolillo and Sean Knapp, both 18 have been charged with home-invasion robbery, aggravated assault and false imprisonment.

The teens showed up at unnamed victim's home by bicycle and Napolillo did his best mobster impression by threatening to stab the victim if he didn't pay up on a $130 debt. Knapp stood outside with a souvenir baseball bat.

The victim said he has no money, so Napolillo decide to steal items from the home to pay off the debt. He decided to take six Beanie Babies and nine Nintendo video games that belonged to the victim's little sister.

We're trying to figure out if Napolillo is himself an avid Beanie Baby collector, or if thought he could sell them. He does know this isn't those 1997 days of being able to sell your Garcia bear for $150?

Napolillo threatened to kill the man if he called police, which surely must have been chilling from a man holding six Beanie Babies.

Napolillo and Knapp got back on their bicycles and took off, but Police recognizes Napolillo as a suspect in other robberies (We'd love to know what he stole in those: Tamagotchis? Furbies? Pokemon cards?) and took him in.

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