An apparent attempt to rob a Papa John’s pizza restaurant in Montana’s capital went awry when the would-be robber started to cry.
According to the Helena Independent Record a man entered the restaurant just after midnight Monday and gave the cashier a note demanding money. As the employee started to hand it over, the man broke down and confessed he was doing the deed for his wife and child.
“The clerk talked to him for a while,” Helena Police Chief Troy McGee told the Independent Record, and determined that some free pizza, wings, and soda – to go – are what he really needed. Once the food was in hand, the man left on foot.
Police were still seeking to talk to the man, described as 5-foot-9 with a slender build, though they were not sure if charges would be brought against him, McGee said. "We'd sure hate to see him do something like this again," McGee said.