Police: Man wore 'Scream' mask in Miss. robberies

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MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) -- Police have arrested an Indianapolis man in connection with two convenience store robberies in Mississippi where the thief wore a mask like the one used by the villain in the 1990s slasher flick "Scream."

Meridian police charged 33-year-old Jerry Jones with two counts of armed robbery.

Jones is suspected of robbing the two stores roughly four hours apart early Friday, The Meridian Star reported (http://bit.ly/wCHD5Y) Monday.

Both times, authorities say, he was wearing a mask like the one worn by the villain in the film, "Scream," which starred Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Drew Barrymore and David Arquette.

No one was injured in either incident.