YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (KDKA) — A man in a Ohio nearly failed in his attempt to rob a store because of his poor handwriting.

CBS affiliate WKBN reports the suspect walked into a Family Dollar in Youngstown on Thursday and handed the clerk a note.

The clerk said he couldn’t read the handwriting and asked the suspect to read it.

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The robber complied and read the note out loud.

The clerk opened the register and gave the man cash and a pack of Newport cigarettes.

The man left the store and ran away.

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