Germany: robber beats retreat after children offer savings
An armed robber who held up a babysitter at gunpoint in Lower Saxony was shamed into leaving empty-handed by the two young children of the house who offered him their pocket money.
The man had rung the doorbell of the house in the northern town of Schwanewede near Bremen on Monday evening, and forced his way in.
Wearing a balaclava and a long black coat, the man had the terrified babysitter at gunpoint when the children she was looking after, came downstairs.
When they offered him their savings, he was obviously overcome with shame and left the house without a word – or a cent. (via The Local)