Student was inebriated
A University of Montana student came into Warden's Market on Monday night saying he had a gun and he wanted all the money. But when police arrived, they found the man with a burrito, not a Barreta.
Scott Andrew Aronson, 19, a UM sophomore from Portland, Ore., appeared in Missoula Justice Court on Tuesday to face a robbery charge.
Court documents said he was inebriated when he allegedly approached a female clerk at the Higgins Avenue store and said, "I have a gun. Give me all your money from the cash register."
When he was told the cash register was locked, Aronson tried to walk behind the counter, pushing the clerk aside and striking her in the left arm.
Two other employees subdued Aronson until officers, who initially were advised that a man had tried to hold up the store with a burrito, took him into custody.
"It was a really stupid mistake," Aronson told acting Justice of the Peace Pat Holt.
Aronson, who said he would probably hire his own attorney, was held on $5,000 bond and ordered to reappear in court with his lawyer on May 5.