An unidentified, handicapped 19-year-old tried to rob a jewelry store by holding a gun with his feet.
The incident happened on Monday, when the 19-year-old placed a threatening note on the counter using his feet.
According to the Daily Mail, “the note from the suspect, who authorities say has cerebral palsy and cannot move his hands, read: ‘Hand over everything. Don’t raise attention.’
A store surveillance camera captured the disabled teen in his wheelchair before he aimed a plastic toy gun wedged between his bare feet at the counter.
A person, who appeared to be a customer, walked away while the employee confronted the teenager, whose name has not been released by authorities.
The jewelry shop employee said the paralyzed teenager had been in the store for about 10 minutes and that he initially thought he was begging.
A customer had already given the teenager money and the store clerk said he felt sympathy towards him before he was given the robbery note.
‘Then he pulled the gun out with his feet. That pistol looked real,’ the worker said.
‘A guy back there saw it and called 911.’
The police arrived and arrested the teenager, who was also in possession of a knife.
A family member was allowed to assist officers questioning the teen at the precinct because of his disability, before he was later released from custody.
City delegates initiated an investigation into the failed robbery
‘It must be considered that, given the elements initially brought to the police station, it would possibly be an impossible crime to be consummated, especially if you considered the physical condition of the [person being] investigated, also due to the unlikelihood of escape,’ Medeiros said.”
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