SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (CBS13) – A South Lake Tahoe man has been convicted of burglary while armed with a potato.

On September 10, William James Best, 41, went to the victim’s home to confront her about a dispute she had with his girlfriend.

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He allegedly forced his way inside the residence and was holding a potato on which he’d carved the first initial of the victim’s first name. He then repeatedly threatened the victim, according to a statement from the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office.

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Police arrived and arrested Best. He reportedly told officers he used the potato to “increase his punching power.”

Best was sentenced to a year behind bars in the County Jail and placed on formal supervised probation. If he violates probation he will be sent to prison, the DA’s office stated.

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William Best is accused of using a potato as a weapon during a burglary. (Credit: El Dorado County Jail)