A would-be hold-up man strolled into a Portland, Oregon convenience store just after midnight, thinking he’d pick up some cash. Surveillance video shows him approach the store clerk and produce a hatchet from under his hoodie.
That’s when the clerk in turn drew a handgun.
As the Daily Mail relates . . .
The unidentified suspect sets the hatchet down on the counter before raising his hands in the air. When the cashier pulls out a phone to call police, the robber drops to his knees and starts apologizing.
‘I’m sorry. I’ll leave,’ he says, according to a statement from the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.
Moments later, the suspect took off running out of the store and away from the scene.
See for yourself:
Police arrived with dogs to try to track the wannabe thief, but they were apparently unable to pick up the scent of urine-stained boxers.
The sheriff’s office released the surveillance video in hopes that the public can help locate the suspect after the robbery on April 28.
‘We’d like to reunite you with the hatchet you left behind after the clerk responded with a handgun and a 911 call and you fled the scene,’ Clackamas County Sheriff Sgt. Marcus Mendoza said, addressing the suspect in a written statement.