An armed robber rang his mum on his mobile phone
when he found himself cornered by police during a raid.
The man, 26, was trying to rob an electronics shop in Sao Paulo, Brazil,
when police arrived, Agora newspaper reports.
He then threatened the hostages
and said that he would not do anything
until he had spoken to his mother.
The robber, who had four accomplices, called his mother
and after speaking to her, agreed to release the hostages.
A police spokesman said: "I never saw anything like this before,
he was the classic case of a mama's boy until the end.
"He followed everything she advised and all went well."