BEAVER, West Virginia – A man is in jail after authorities say he foiled his own robbery by accidentally pepper-spraying himself.
The Register-Herald reports Michael Kevin Meadows, 43, of West Virginia was arrested Wednesday for attempted robbery.
Authorities say a man went into a pharmacy in Beaver on Tuesday wearing full camouflage and a paintball mask.
The would-be robber started spraying pepper spray in an effort to subdue employees, then walked into the cloud of pepper spray in front of him.
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Police say security footage showed he was affected by his own pepper spray.
He staggered out of the business and got into a vehicle.
Police investigating the incident discovered the name of the man driving the vehicle. The driver identified Meadows as the attempted robbery suspect.