BARNSTABLE, Mass. – Bail has been set for a Cape Cod man who allegedly tried to rob a collection box during a special Mother's Day service.
Police say 45-year-old Clyde Bridges arrived at the Hyannis Foursquare Portuguese Church carrying what appeared to be a handgun, but what was actually a cigarette lighter.
When police arrived, they found the suspect being held on the ground by parishioners who had tackled Bridges and ripped a mask off his face.
Bridges was ordered held on $200,000 bail following his arraignment Monday on armed robbery charges. He also is accused of robbing a pizza delivery man earlier this month.
Bridges' attorney, Terrance O'Connell, says his client denies robbing the delivery man and does not remember what happened at the church before he was pinned down.