Isn't this the oldest trick in the book? Thus, forcing me to categorizes this under New Nostalgia. Maybe he planned on dropping the banana peel as he's running out and the store owners would slip and fall while chasing him. Maybe next time he should try:
A Klingon Sword (my personal preference since I'm a trekkie)
And if you're feeling wild, a Machette
I'm going to make like a banana and split now.