Saturday, 28 December 2013
ROBBER APOLOGIZES AND SAYS MERRY CHRISTMAS BEFORE RUNNING OFF WITH CASH
Tis the season of forgiveness, but cops weren’t too forgiving of an alleged robber in Navarre, Fla., who told a store clerk, “I’m sorry, Merry Christmas” as she held up the store. Police say the apologetic incident occurred at a Tom Thumb store at about 6:30 p.m. Monday, according to the Northwest Florida Daily News. A woman armed with a handgun walked into the business wearing sunglasses and a black hat, then demanded cash from the clerk, according to cops, and made her holiday-themed apology when the clerk complied.
If the culprit was truly sorry, then she should have acted like it, locals said. “That’s a cheesy way out of it,” Mandy Espy, manager of the nearby bar ’Cricket’s Hideout, told WEAR-TV. “She went in with a plan and left in a guilty conscience.”
The Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office is still looking for the suspect, and asks anyone with information to please call (850) 437-STOP.
This wasn’t the only robber spreading holiday cheer this week, according to KRTV. A man attempted to rob the Montana Rescue Mission’s Bargain Center West in Billings, Mont., on Christmas Eve, but when the cashier told him she couldn’t open the cash drawer without a supervisor, he told her, “You look like a nice lady” and wished her Merry Christmas before leaving.