Published On: Fri, Jan 25th, 2013

Papa John’s Pizza robber breaks down into tears, leaves only with free food

A Papa John’s pizza restaurant in Montana’s capital was avoided as the man, wearing a black hoodie with a red bandana covering his face, starting crying and opened the door for the employee to talk their way out the situation.

According to the Helena Independent Record in a Jan. 22 article, 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.

McGee told the Independent Record that a large knife fell out of the man’s pocket while he was waiting for his food to cook. Once the food was in hand, the man left on foot.

“The clerk handled it well,” McGee told NBC News. “You have to put yourself in his shoes in this situation. No one was hurt.”

Police are still seeking the suspect.

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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.


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