Suspect Falls Asleep During Armed Robbery Attempt

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policeNEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – A teen from Central City was arrested early Saturday after he dozed off during a robbery attempt.

According to police, a 60-year-old man owed the suspect money. Upon receiving the cash from an ATM in the 1900 block of Josephine Street the suspect decided he wanted more — the rest of the victim’s account.

So Mayaji Baker, 17, held the victim at gunpoint to wait until the funds became available, but he fell asleep.

Police say the victim called them around 4:20 a.m. and Baker was arrested.