Would Be Robber: Pregnant, Drunk and Hammer Wielding
"I want a soft shell and this is a stick up so give me all your money." Apparently how 38 year-old Julie Bailey went about trying to rob the Taco John's on La Crosse 's southside Tuesday night. Police say Bailey: drunk, pregnant, wearing a bright floral shirt, pink and white slippers and armed with a hammer, had passed over two other businesses before she'd settled on robbing the fast food shop because there just weren't as many people inside. Her plan ran into problems when she couldn't get the hammer out of her shorts. Cops say her roommate, 51 year-old Bruce Collins was behind the plot. Couple needed money, apparently, to buy crack.