Some people are just destined to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. 27-year-old Michael Wayne Aurilio, a would-be robber, is a prime example. He picked the wrong time to steal a jar of money from the counter of a north Florida convenience store.
Williston Police Chief Dennis Strow says Aurilio took the jar containing $35.78 from the Kangaroo store Wednesday, but he didn’t realize that an off-duty Marion County Sheriff’s deputy was standing behind him.
The Gainesville Sun reports that as Sgt. William Dietrich tried to take Aurilio into custody, the two fell through a plate glass door. Meanwhile, Williston police officers arrived and took the man into custody.
Aurilio and Dietrich were treated at the scene for minor injuries.
The money was intended for a charity that sponsors recreational events for terminally ill children.
Aurilio was charged with robbery and felony battery on a law enforcement officer.