Reluctant thief gets pizza for family after trying to rob Montana pizza restaurant

Police: Man broke down, asked for food

HELENA, Mont. - A man who apparently summoned the courage to rob a Montana pizza restaurant changed his mind as the clerk started to hand him money, broke down crying and ended up leaving with a pizza to feed his hungry family, police said.

   Helena Police Chief Troy McGee says just after midnight Monday, a man wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a bandanna on his face entered a Papa John's restaurant and handed the clerk a note demanding money.

   The cashier started to comply, but then the man started crying and said he was just trying to provide for his family.

   The clerk offered to make a pizza and some chicken wings. The man waited while the food was cooked, then left on foot.

   A Papa John's manager declined to comment.

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