People can sometimes act out of desperation. The need for something is so great, that they perform a criminal act that they otherwise would have avoided. In these cases, people can still face serious criminal charges -- including felony charges -- despite not wanting anyone to get hurt in the process.
In a recent case in Oregon, a man says that he robbed a car dealership in hopes of getting money to go visit his family. According to reports, the man entered this particular dealership because he knew the owner. Police say that once inside, the 56-year-old man demanded money from the owner of the establishment. When the owner said that no cash was kept on hand, police allege that the man shot at the owner -- but the owner was not harmed.