An attempted bank heist was foiled Wednesday after the robber’s apparent accomplice intervened and wrestled the other to the ground, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported.
The hero’s welcome, however, was short lived when cops said the man swallowed rocks of crack cocaine that he had in his mouth. The man, who was identified as Harry G. Wilson, was owed money by the robber. Wilson accompanied the would-be robber to the Bank of Louisiana in Slidell to withdraw the money, but attacked him after realizing he was robbing the bank, the Times-Picayune reported.
Wilson was charged with possession of crack cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia, the Times-Picayune reported. Police are currently searching for the robbery suspect, who fled from the bank and drove off after the scuffle.
"I guess he's got his morals," Slidell police spokesman Kevin Foltz told the Times-Picayune.