The economy made me do it.
That's the excuse a brazen Queens burglar gave his victim while robbing her of $100 in a knifepoint home invasion, police say.
Michael Green, 47, delivered the inventive cop-out after pushing his way into Anne Heidt's apartment in the former Edgemere Houses around 2:15 p.m. Sunday, cops said.
"Sorry - it's the economy," Green said as he held a knife to the 56-year-old woman's throat, authorities reported.
Green, who lives in an apartment in the same housing project, grabbed the woman from behind and threatened her with the knife, before making off with the contents of her wallet and a wad of cash, authorities said.
He turned himself in to police at the 101st Precinct Thursday and is expected to be arraigned on charges of robbery and burglary. Green was held at Jamaica Hospital Friday after complaining of chest pains, authorities said.
Thug blames economy for why he robbed woman at knife-point