Thursday, September 20, 2007

Would that make it a cat nap?

Six burglars had made plans to rob a house in Hendersonville, TN. On the night of the proposed robbery, four of the men were dropped off, to lurk in the bushes until the other two returned. After four hours had passed, the four men abandoned their scheme, and set out in search of their leaders.

Had the two men decided to set-up their companions, and run to the police with information? Had they realized that crime doesn't pay, and embarked on a life as law-abiding citizens?

No, they had simply fallen asleep in the getaway vehicle.

Needless to say, after the group of six reunited, it was only a matter of time before they were arrested. We can only assume that part of the reason for the arrest was due to the first four having set off the burglar alarm while leaving the intended house. We also postulate that they men were arrested for fighting with each other. We can practically hear the angry cries of, "How the hell do you fall asleep in the middle of a robbery?" echoing off of the buildings in Hendersonville.

Actually, that's a fairly good question. After all, when you're planning something large-scale, be it a wedding, a trip to follow your favorite band, or (we assume) a robbery, you're probably going to make every effort to stay awake and alert. We just can't imagine that anyone would want to be known in prison as "Sleepy", who was always the least popular of the seven dwarfs. It's not like caffeine products are difficult to find, or procure. And, if you're the type of person to make plans to rob a house, you're probably the type of person to be willing to risk a lot to stay awake for it.

It's not like these men were listening to Radiohead or watching a Vikings football game. Maybe they shouldn't have planned that big pre-heist turkey dinner.

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