LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Louisville Metro Police have nabbed a man who attempted to commit a series of robberies on Saturday.
Police say 27-year-old Austin Pugsley’s spree began when he pulled out a knife on a cashier at the Shell Food Mart in the 1100 block of South Floyd Street. Police say he got away with an undetermined amount of cash.
Later that afternoon, officers say Pugsley attempted to rob the Long John Silver’s restaurant in the 400 block of East Broadway. There, they say he pulled out a knife and demanded cash but was chased off by an employee.
Pugsley was later apprehended where he later confessed that he committed the robberies to get money, buy crack and make a political statement.
Pugsley has been charged with two counts of robbery in the first degree and police never determined what his political stament was.