SARVER (AP) — Police say a western Pennsylvania man tried to rob a pharmacy of painkillers for his dying brother.
WPXI-TV reported Kenneth Miller, 28, of Cabot, tried to rob the Colonial Pharmacy in nearby Sarver about 10 p.m.
According to a criminal complaint, Miller told a clerk he had a bomb, saying, “Sorry to do this, but I need painkillers for a sick relative.” When the clerk told Miller there were no pills left to steal, Miller left.
Police soon caught up to Miller and didn’t find a bomb.
Cassie Miller, the suspect’s wife, told the station that her husband’s brother has a life-threatening illness.
Calling Miller “a good man and a good father,” she said, “If he did it, he did it out of desperation to help his family.”