Would-be Montana thief changes mind about robbery; clerk makes a pizza for his hungry family

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: January 23, 2013 - 11:42 AM
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mylittleidJan. 23, 1312:25 PM

Kuddos to the clerk for having a heart. It's nice to know there are still good people out there who have a little sympathy for those less fortunate than themselves.

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member11Jan. 23, 13 1:29 PM

What a sad story. I hope this guy finds a decent job so he can provide for his family.

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mnmaggiemnJan. 23, 13 1:58 PM

it is obvious this is just a man worried about his family. He did the right thing by not going through with the robbery. The clerk certainly has a great heart, he may have changed this mans attitude and given him hope.

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dmcnevinJan. 23, 13 2:16 PM

The police chief would like to find him so he could arrest and charge him. Not help him. Rule #1 according to a prosecutor I know, is that "the police are not your friends". I hope this man isn't caught, but rather that he finds work soon to support his family. He'll do nobody any good being in jail and he was obviously remorseful the moment he started committing the crime.

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lindn1Jan. 23, 13 2:47 PM

"It's nice to know there are still good people out there who have a little sympathy for those less fortunate than themselves." Ironically, that would NOT include Papa John himself, who won't pay his employees a decent wage, and keeps them at part-time so he doesn't have to provide health insurance.

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swurzerJan. 23, 13 3:11 PM

Aren't there food assistance programs in Montana? I would hope that the lack of a job/money wouldn't leave a man in a position where he has to rob to feed his family. How can it be that in the US, a land of wealth and plenty, we have people who are starving? That is the question.

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subzero13Jan. 23, 13 3:40 PM

Hate to say it but Papa will probably fire the clerk for not just handing over the money.

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member11Jan. 23, 13 4:04 PM

This is unfortunately true regarding "Papa" John Schatter. He lives in a 40,000 square foot castle with a multi-level 22 vehicle underground garage and a guest house valued in the neighborhood of $7 million. His net worth is approximately $600 million. Truly pathetic when you think about it, that he won't hire full time employees just so can skip out on making health insurance available to them.

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markoakesJan. 23, 13 4:19 PM

As long as we let corporate America write the laws we will see more and more desperate people. Why do we reward companies for sending jobs overseas? Why do we let the right paint everyone on unemploymentment or welfare as lazy takers. 55,000 factories closed under the bush administration and we have not changed the laws or recovered from their effects. This is what happens in a country when you let the labor movement die. Workers keep losing wages and benefits and corporate America's profits continue to rise and are currently at all time records. We need to get corporate money out of politics and have publically funded elections for a start. We need to get out of these free trade treaties and we need to punish companies who manufacture overseas and reward companies who keep jobs at home.

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markoakesJan. 23, 13 4:24 PM

We lead the industrialized world in poverty and it is getting worse not better. The wealthy and corporate america have never had it so good and it has rarely been worse for "we the people".

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