Store Owner Literally Gives Money To A Robber
Updated : Jun 3, 2009
An owner of a New York store thwarted a robbery only to take pity on the perpetrator, who claimed he could not feed his family, and give the man $40 and a loaf of bread recently.
A video posted on Tuesday by the Newsday newspaper on its website www.newsday.com showed a masked man wielding a bat as he entered a convenience store in Shirley, Long Island, just after midnight on May 21 and demanded money.
But when the store's owner, identified by the local Channel 12 TV station as Mohammad Sohail, pulled out a rifle, the masked man dropped to his knees and appeared to beg for forgiveness.
"He said 'I am sorry, I have no money, no job, my family is hungry,'" Sohail told the TV station. "Then I feel bad for him and I gave him $40."
Sohail said he was not planning to press charges.
VeryHappyPig loves this story. What an act of forgiveness and kindness.