This is the moment a paralyzed deaf-mute teenager tried to rob a jewelry store in Brazil by aiming a fake gun with his feet.
The astonishing incident unfolded Monday afternoon at a shop in Canela, Rio Grande de Sul, when the 19-year-old placed a handwritten note above the counter with his feet.
The suspect, who authorities said has cerebral palsy and cannot move his hands, warned the shopkeeper: ‘Hand over everything. Don’t raise attention.’
A store surveillance camera captured the disabled teen moving on the wheelchair before he aimed a plastic toy gun wedged between his bare feet.
A person, who appeared to be a customer, walked away from the counter while the employee confronted the teenager, whose name has not been released by authorities.
Police in Canela, a city in the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande de Sul, arrested a 19-year-old man (right) Monday after he attempted to rob a jewelry store
The teen (right), who suffers from cerebral palsy, used his bare feet to point a fake gun at the store employee (left)
The teen used his feet to place a note on the counter. The Portuguese written note said: ‘hand off everything. Don’t raise attention’
The jewelry shop employee said the paralyzed teenager has been in the story for about 10 minutes and that he thought he was just there panhandling.
A customer had previously given him money and the store clerk felt sympathy towards him and decided to help him out, too.
However, he saw a side from the wheelchair-bound young man he did not expect when he was given the robbery note.
Fake plastic gun, knife and note that a wheelchair bound teenager, who suffers from cerebral palsy, was in possession of when he tried to rob a jewelry store in Brazil on Monday
The Civil Police in the Brazilian city of Canela are still investigating Monday’s robbery and said its impossible to think the teenager (right) was capable of pulling off the crime
‘Then he pulled the gun out with his feet. That pistol looked real,’ the worker said, according to Brazilian news outlet Metropoles. ‘A guy back there saw it and called 911.’
The police arrived and arrested the teenager, who was also in possession of a knife.
A family member appeared at the police precinct and assisted the police in questioning the teen due to his disability before he was released from custody.
City delegate Vladimir Medeiros initiated an investigation into the failed robbery
‘It must be considered that, given the elements initially brought to the police station, it would possibly be an impossible crime to be consummated, especially if you considered the physical condition of the [person being] investigated, also due to the unlikelihood of escape,’ Medeiros said.
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