WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9) -- A D.C. man has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison for breaking into a pizza restaurant and trying to take money from the register, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for D.C..
Leon W. Bailey, 44, pled guilty in March 2013 to second-degree burglary. Once his prison term is completed, Bailey will be placed on three years of supervised release, authorities say.
According to evidence, on January 23 Bailey, who was wearing a grey mask, went into a pizza restaurant in the 1500 block of North Capitol Street NW.
An employee reportedly saw Bailey heading into the restaurant and attempted to close the door to the kitchen and cash register area. Bailey then kicked the door, broke it open, and demanded money.
The employee then opened the cash register and Bailey started taking the money. The employee then realized that Bailey didn't have a weapon and called a co-worker for help. Other employees then ran to the front of the store and tackled Bailey.
The employees were able to contain Bailey until the police showed up.