Paralyzed deaf-mute teenager tries to rob jewelry store in Brazil with fake pistol held with his FEET
- Paralyzed man, 19, tried to rob a jewelry store in Canela, Brazil on Monday by pointing a toy gun at a shopkeeper
- The worker said the teenager had been in the store for 10 minutes before using his feet to place a threatening note on the counter
- The teenager, who has cerebral palsy, also used his feet to point the plastic gun at the store worker
- Police took the suspect to a police station, where a family member showed up to help authorities question the teenager before his release.
- An investigation into the failed heist is still ongoing
That’s when a paralyzed deaf-mute teenager attempted to rob a jewelry store in Brazil by pointing a fake pistol with his feet.
The astonishing incident took place on Monday afternoon at a store in Canela, Rio Grande de Sul, when the 19-year-old placed a threatening note on the counter using his feet.
The note from the suspect, who authorities say has cerebral palsy and cannot move his hands, read: “Put everything back. Don’t attract attention.
A store surveillance camera caught the disabled teenager in his wheelchair before he aimed at a plastic toy gun stuck between his bare feet on the counter.
One person, who appeared to be a customer, walked away as the employee confronted the teenager, whose name was withheld by authorities.
Police in Canela, a town in southern Brazil’s Rio Grande de Sul state, arrested a 19-year-old man (right) on Monday after trying to rob a jewelry store
The teenager (right), who has cerebral palsy, used his bare feet to point a fake gun at the store clerk (left)
The teenager used his feet to place a note on the counter. The Portuguese written note read: “Hands off everything. Do not attract attention ‘
The jewelry store employee said the paralyzed teenager had been in the store for about 10 minutes and initially thought he was begging.
A customer had previously given the teen money and the store clerk said he felt sympathy for him before he received the theft bill.
The plastic fake pistol, knife and note the wheelchair teenager was in possession of when he attempted to rob a jewelry store in Brazil on Monday are pictured above.
Civilian police in the Brazilian city of Canela are still investigating Monday’s robbery and said it was impossible to believe the teenager (pictured right) was capable of committing the crime.
“Then he took out the gun with his feet. This gun looked real, ”the worker said, according to Brazilian media outlet Metropoles.
“A guy over there saw him and called 911.”
Police arrived and arrested the teenager, who was also in possession of a knife.
A family member was allowed to help officers question the teenager at the police station because of his disability, before he was later released.
City delegate Vladimir Medeiros opened an investigation into the failed theft
“It must be considered that, taking into account the elements initially brought to the police station, it would possibly be a crime impossible to consume, especially if one considers the physical state of the [person being] investigated, also because of the probability of escape, ”said Medeiros.