A 45-year-old man allegedly tried to rob a Greyhound bus and ended up empty-handed on the side of the road. Then things got worse.

The suspect was in jail in Fredonia, N.Y., Thursday, wondering what else could go wrong.He was on a Cleveland-bound bus Wednesday night when he announced he had an explosive device and demanded wallets from his 33 fellow passengers, authorities said.

The driver somehow talked the would-be robber into getting off the bus empty-handed in the middle of the New York State Thruway, police said.

He then stood outside demanding the driver's watch but had the bus door slammed in his face.

The man then allegedly walked to a house in Hanover, some 30 miles southwest of Buffalo, and got inside by asking to use the telephone. Authorities said he put his hand in his pocket to indicate he had a weapon then made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.

The man then proceeded to another house across the street. There he was met by a neighbor of the robbery victim, who struck the suspect in the face with the butt of a shotgun.

The suspect was taken into custody and treated at a hospital before he was hauled off to jail in lieu of $30,000 bail.