A home security camera in Milwaukee, Wisconsin captured the bizarre moment two armed men looking to rob a woman in her car had a change of heart – and even apologized to their would-be victim.
According to the Milwaukee Police Department, Kristy Welch got home from her ceramics class on the south side of Milwaukee late last Monday, when two men brandishing pistols approached her car.
A camera installed on the outside of Welch’s home captured what happened next, as the two men yanked the door open and demanded money.
“Do you have some money, old lady?” one of the men asks.
“Sorry ma’am, God bless you.” The man says – and then remarkably, the two would-be robbers depart.
“Who’s going to believe that somebody puts a gun to your face and says ‘God bless you’ without blowing you away afterwards?” Welcho told TMJ-4 News in Wisconsin.
“They yelled again ‘God bless you,’ and they both apologized, which to me doesn’t make a lot of sense.”
Kristy’s husband Alfred Welch says he installed the camera over a decade ago but never had to use it before this incident.
Despite the change of heart, Milwaukee Police are taking the aborted robbery seriously, releasing the video in the hopes that someone can identify one of the two men.
“When I went to the police station I said [the robbers] were nice young men,” Kristy Welch said. “And the cop said, he was so sweet, he said to me ‘Lady, if somebody puts a gun in your face, they’re not nice.’”