SKOWHEGAN, Maine –
Some people aren’t cut out to be criminals, as would-be bank robber, Tommy Perry found out the hard way.
Perry entered the Franklin Savings Bank with a backpack and a note instructing the teller to quickly empty her drawer. Witnesses say Perry seemed to be leaning on the counter as if to steady himself as she filled the bag. The teller had not even emptied her drawer before Perry suddenly fled out the door.
It is unclear how Perry planned to flee the area, but he did not make it out of the parking lot before collapsing.
Police discovered Perry lying between two parked cars, suffering from a heart attack and was detained and rushed to the hospital.
His wife says this may have been a blessing in disguise. “Tommy’s been under a lot of stress. He could’ve had a heart attack mowing the lawn, and we don’t have insurance right now. We would’ve been stuck with those medical bills. Now the state of Utah is footing the bill and he’s receiving the care he needs. All I can do is pray that if he doesn’t make it the life insurance policy will still go through. I’ll never forgive him if this means me and the kids won’t be taken care of.”