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Thief returns robbery money and says it’s not enough to cover his daughter’s medical bills
This is sad on so many levels. 💔
Cherie Gozon
01.11.22

Robbery is one of the most common crimes in the country.

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Pixabay - Sammy Sander

The intention of robbing a bank, store, or home is varied, but most people are simply pushed against the ropes because of dire need.

However, it can be scary when you’re at the receiving end of the threat.

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Unsplash - Maxim Hopman

When a gun is pointing right at you, the wisest thing to do is just give the money instead of risking your life. You can only hope for the best that the robber would get the money and leave right away.

But have you heard of a robbery with a surprising twist in the story?

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Unsplash - Lucas Favre

Well, here is one of the biggest robbery plot twists you’ll hear of, and we promise you won’t feel angry in the end: just utmost surprise and even some sympathy for the robber.

A man in Philadelphia tried to rob 1 Stop Smoke Shop.

YouTube Screenshot - CBS17
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YouTube Screenshot - CBS17

He was dressed in black with a dark green hoodie jacket. He covered his face with a mask and drew a handgun at the cashier, asking for all the cash in their register.

The female staff tried to stay calm and obeyed the man.

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YouTube Screenshot - CBS17

She took out all the money in the register and handed it to the man. He had all the cash in his hand already when things suddenly went into a surprising turn.

The man returned the money to the cashier. His reason?

YouTube Screenshot - CBS17
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YouTube Screenshot - CBS17

He said the cash was not enough for his daughter’s kidney transplant. He was handed around a couple of hundred dollars but refused to take it. The cashier said that his demeanor changed to a more friendly one as he put away his gun, gave back the money, and walked out of the store.

This was surprising for everyone, including the police.

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YouTube Screenshot - CBS17

“If you are going to commit a robbery, I guess the best type of robbery to commit is one where you don’t complete it and change your mind,” Capt. Sekou Kinebrew of the Philadelphia Police told CBS 17.

However, his change of heart didn’t rid him of any charges.

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Pexels - Tima Miroshnichenko

According to Captain Kinebrew, the man was still charged with armed robbery because his act still violated the law. They were just glad that no one was got hurt and that nothing was taken away from the store.

But if you were to ask the owner, there’s something else he wished would happen to the man.

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YouTube Screenshot - CBS17

He said that it was fitting that he was charged for carrying a gun and taking it out of his pocket. He also said a heartwarming concern that came out of this robbery attempt.

“As a society, we should do something to help people like that and not push him to the edge where they have to use a gun,” he said in an interview.

Thankfully, the police were thinking of the same thing.

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Unsplash - Hush Naidoo Jade Photography

They were also interested to know the man’s life situation, especially his daughter’s condition. Even if they serve him his charges, they are willing to help his family.

Hear more about the story in the video below.

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By Cherie Gozon
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Cherie Gozon is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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