SARVER, Pa. (AP) — Police say a western Pennsylvania man he tried to rob a pharmacy of painkillers for his dying brother.
WPXI-TV (http://bit.ly/1cqXZ9c ) reports 28-year-old Kenneth Miller, 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 caught up to Miller a short time later and didn't find a bomb.
Cassie Miller, the suspect's wife, tells the station that her husband's brother has a life-threatening illness.
Calling Miller "a good man and a good father" she says, "If he did it, he did it out of desperation to help his family."
Information from: WPXI-TV, http://www.wpxi.com