(KMOV) -- Police in north St. Louis County said a robber picked the wrong time to hold up a bank.
Police said 37-year-old Thomas Bayse robbed the Commerce Bank on North Lindbergh in Florissant, but didn't get far.
That's because Doug Lesar was in the area and chased Bayse across a busy street before tackling him. He then pinned the man on the ground and sat on top of him while waiting for police.
Lesar didn't get any help from the crowd that gathered around him. They just started cracking jokes.
Lesar had the man pinned for four minutes before police arrived.