'Angry Birds' backpack leads to arrests in convenience store robbery

Cops: Suspects handed clerk 'Angry Birds' backpack to fill with cash, cigarettes


DELTONA, Fla. – An "Angry Birds" backpack led to two people being arrested in a Volusia County convenience store robbery.

Luis Montanez, 18, and Devyn Rivera, 20, were charged with armed robbery in the incident at the Kangaroo Express in the 2700 block of Elkam Boulevard.

Deputies said two men held the clerk at gunpoint just before 4 a.m., handed him a black "Angry Birds" backpack and said, "you know what I want." The clerk put cash, cigarettes and cigars into the bag, handed it back and the men ran out, according to the release.

Nearly half a mile away at the Dollar Tree, deputies said they spotted a man walking down the sidewalk carrying a backpack with "Bomb Bird" from "Angry Birds" embroidered on it. The bag matched the backpack description from the robbery and Montanez, who was also carrying a black handgun, was arrested.

Montanez identified the second suspect as Rivera, and he was taken into custody, according to the release.