Updated: Thursday, 06 Dec 2012, 9:59 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 06 Dec 2012, 9:52 PM EST
BOZRAH, Conn. (WTNH) -- A man is facing charges for trying to hold up a Post Office in Bozrah. The suspect walked in yesterday morning and said he had a gun but the woman behind the counter tells News 8 she wasn't scared.
It's business as usual at the Bozrah post office, however the clerk on duty Wednesday morning does have quite a story to tell.
It was just after 8:00 a.m. when she says 55-year-old Brian Bussiere came in and told her it was a stick up. She was shocked and so was Doug Gilbert who lives in the same group home as Bussiere.
"He usually goes jogging or walking. I thought that's where he went. He's never been like that. He's lived there like 8 years and he's been fine. It's just yesterday something happened. I don't know if he went off his meds," Gilbert said.
Bussiere won't be back in Bozrah for quite a while. He was ordered held on $50,000 bond for attempted robbery.
"I come out of the house and I see these police cruisers everywhere. I said what's going on. I came down here to see if the lady's down here were okay. Luckily they were okay," Gilbert said.
News 8 talked to the clerk and she says she was never really scared because when Bussiere came in he had his own hands up in the air when he said this is a stick up. He then told her he had a gun and demanded money. She told him to go home and he did.
"I don't think that ever happened before in my life. I've been here 87 years and I never knew that ever happened in the town of Bozrah," George Hnatowicz said.
The clerk tells News 8 you know the difference between someone who is a serious threat and someone who may have issues and that's why she wasn't worried.
"Is it a little scary too," News 8's Detelj asked.
"No it's not scary," Hnatowicz said.
The clerk just hopes Bussiere can now get the help he needs.