Derek Price, of Roxbury, Massachusetts, was arrested on Monday after he allegedly robbed the Quality Market in Brighton at gunpoint. Boston Police allege that he came into the store wearing a black mask, pulled out a .32 caliber revolver covered in black tape, and demanded the store’s money.
Complying with Price’s demands, the store clerk handed over approximately $500 in cash, but also gave him bag containing $300 in coins. After he left the store on foot, the store clerk followed him in his car, apparently reporting Price’s location to the police. The Boston Police report that it was the weight of the coins that slowed Price’s escape and caused him to be apprehended minutes later.