Loose baggy pants foil FL church robber’s getaway

Loose baggy pants foil FL church robber’s getaway

[Ed. note: Another bum, hoisted by his own pantaloons]

A robber who was running away with his hands full of loot from a Florida church was caught when his baggy pants started slipping off, a sheriff’s spokeswoman said.

She said the man, Anthony Jason Garcia, 31, had been praying in the sanctuary of a large Catholic Church near Walt Disney World on Wednesday when he arose, went into the gift shop, grabbed the cash drawer and ran toward the courtyard with church maintenance director Joe Larkin in pursuit.

As they ran, Garcia’s baggy pants began to fall down, said Orange County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Jane Watrel.

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“So here Garcia is, both hands holding the cash drawer and trying to pull up his pants. So he (Larkin) sees an opening,” Watrel said. “He plunges for him and pulls his pants down further which trips up the guy.”

Larkin put Garcia in a wrestling hold called a “cradle” until deputies arrived a few minutes later, Watrel said.

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