N.Y. Store Owner Gives Would-Be Thief Lecture, $40, Bread

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Most people put their hands up or hand over valuables in a robbery. However, this N.Y. store owner foiled an attempted robbery with a lecture, $40 and a loaf of bread.

Mohammad Sohail, a Long Island convenience store owner confronted by a bat-wielding would-be robber said Tuesday he decided to show mercy on the man after he collapsed in tears claiming he was only committing the crime to support his starving family.

Instead of getting loot from a stickup, the store owner provided the man with $40 and a loaf of bread, but only if he promised never to rob again.

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Yep the guy then got fined by the state gov't for having tobacco (called drug in this case) paraphernalia in his store.

Though the fine was something that just happened to be timed with this news story, he was warned to get rid of the stuff a bunch of times before they actually fined him.

Earnest - great comment!
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I pray that I would have the courage and compassion to do the same thing in a similar situation. There but for the grace of God go I....
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