A man tried to rob a pizza place in Helena, Montana, but broke down in tears, telling the cashier he needed money for his family. The cashier talked to him for a while, then gave him pizza, wings, and pop – to go.
The facts will determine any charges, once he’s caught. But local police are hoping he doesn’t make a habit of threatening robbery to get a free meal.
If he does, he’ll be eating taxpayer food.
Update: Turns out the would-be thief is also a liar. He made up the story about the kids and faked the break-down when he realized the till was nearly empty. It held $24.65. Geez — or cheese. Some people … .
(Photo courtesy of Krista Davis, New York Times best-selling author of the Domestic Diva series.)