Posted: Jan 17, 2013 3:12 PM
Updated: Jan 17, 2013 3:49 PM
A Woodford County man tried to hold up a local pizza place Thursday, but failed because police say he was too drunk.
Wearing a ski mask and sunglasses, police say 25-year-old Ryan Hopkins stumbled into the Little Caesar's on the bypass in Versailles with the intent to steal. An employee told LEX 18 the man walked in before the restaurant had opened smelling of alcohol, and appeared extremely intoxicated. The employee said Hopkins said, "this is a hold up," while badly slurring his speech. The employee asked him to leave the premises, and Hopkins walked out.
Hopkins was later picked up by police, and charged with public intoxication. Police say he will not be charged with attempted robbery because he didn't actually have a weapon.