Even though there’s hopeful talk of a recovering economy every day, there are still many that are suffering underneath the poverty line. Some feel forced to do things they’ve never done before in an effort to simply feed their family.
In Helena, Montana, Wednesday a man walked into a Papa John’s Pizza and handed the employee a note saying something like, ‘Do what I say and no one will get hurt,’ according to local NBC-2 interview with Helena Police Chief Troy McGee.
The man planned to rob the place, but broke down in tears as the clerk emptied the cash register to give him money. The clerk took a moment to reason with the man dressed in a “black Carhartt hooded jacked with a red bandana over his face.” The man revealed that he was trying to feed his family.
The clerk offered to make a pizza and some wings for him and the would-be robber sat down and waited. Police Chief McGee is not certain what crime he would charge the man with if they find him.
Hats off to the clerk because their life was possibly in jeopardy and their compassion along with quick thinking led to a positive outcome for everyone concerned.
Check out the report.