Subway Employees Stop Robber by Ignoring Him Until He Goes Away

You know how parents become REALLY frustrated when their children ignore them, or just roll their eyes apathetically when asked to do something?

That’s the treatement a would-be robber experienced after trying to hold up a Subway sandwich shop in Coventry, Rhode Island. A heavyset man in his mid-40s to mid-50s, wearing a white T-shirt, entered the fast-food establishment with a tan plastic shopping bag wrapped around his head — presumably to disguise his identity. However, when he walked up to the counter and demanded money, “the two teenage employees did not respond to the suspect,” they said.

As you’ll see in the video above, the man waits and waits, but nothing happens. The teens, it seems, had better things to do. Whether that was build a 6-inch sub, SnapChat with friends or just clean the condiment counter is unknown. But the man — who looks into the security camera with a “Can you believe this poor service?” look on his face — eventually “became agitated and mumbled something under his breath as he walked out of the business,” police said.

About 20 to 30 minutes later, the same man entered a liquor store nearby, this time with an accomplice (seen below). As WPRI reports:

Police said the suspect appeared to be in his mid-40s to mid-50s, and was wearing what appeared to be a white t-shirt on his head and a plastic shopping bag tied around his face. The accomplice is described as a heavyset white man in his mid-20s with a brown beard.

The men were driving a four-door sedan, according to police.