Don't mess with Texas.

A man may have learned that lesson when he tried to rob a missionary couple last night a motel in Tallahassee, Florida.

Police say the man pushed his way into the couple's room as they were putting their luggage away. He claimed he had a gun and was willing to use it.

But the 45-year-old Texas woman pushed the bandit out of the room, telling him, "we're as poor as you are." The suspect apologized and left on foot.

There are no arrests so far.