Arrest Papers: Accused Pharmacy Robber Says He Was In Pain And Needed Medication

Pollette at his video advisement Friday, April 18.

Police say the man who fired a shot inside a local pharmacy and demanded drugs told a pharmacist he was in pain.

Roy Pollette heard his charges for the first time Friday from the jail in Colorado Springs.

According to arrest papers, he told police he was in pain and needed medication, but couldn't get in to see a doctor to get a prescription.

Pollette, 55, then allegedly took matters into his own hands. Armed with a gun, police say Pollette went to the Medicine Shoppe on North Union and fired a bullet into the ceiling. Employees fled out the back of the store as officers swarmed the scene.

Victims told police later that the suspect seemed very agitated, and threatened them before firing shots--something Pollette denies.

Eventually Pollette staggered out of the building with his hands in the air, and was taken into custody by police.

Pollette now faces robbery charges.