Monday, September 17, 2007

Worst robbery ever

No, we're not talking about the fiasco in Las Vegas surrounding OJ Simpson (although the fact that he's involved in this shows that he doesn't learn well). We're thinking more about an attempted robbery from over the weekend in Virginia. Why was it the worst robbery ever?

Well, to start with, the intended victim had nothing on him to take.

Secondly, the getaway car wouldn't start, forcing the thieves to run if they wanted to try to evade capture. Naturally, they were arrested.

To make matters worse, the police believe that these suspects may be linked to other robberies in the area. So not only did they get nothing (and, in fact, lost a car) during the most recent attempt, but they could be found guilty of other crimes, adding to their sentencing.

Now, we've never tried to commit a serious crime ourselves. Sure, we've all had our youthful indulgences, but never have we attempted to do anything major. Heck, we feel bad when we take bread away from someone (or something) that shouldn't have it. So we can't really imagine what could have been going through the minds of these suspects. However, we're fairly certain that their thought process shortly after the robbery attempt was something like Charlie Brown's "Aaaugh!". After all, picking a victim with no money and then not being able to start your car is akin to running towards a football, only to have Lucy pull it away at the last moment.

And just think. These guys may have only been a few hundred rewards points away from getting a free money laundering.

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