An ugly job, but it’s a living

This guy should have his own show

You will have to follow the link to see one of the funniest crooks in action videos I have seen in a while.   Click here to see how not to rob a liquor store.

This guy is hilarious.  Hell, he’s so funny that I would pay good money to watch him go commit some more burglaries.  Notice that despite falling three or four times, he appears unhurt at the end.  Crook’s luck.

There was a call I responded to one afternoon while in patrol that involved some guy blowing the 220 voltage to an entire apartment building.  He was trying to steal electricity by interfering with the meter to his apartment.  He removed the meter and was rooting around inside the power box with a hammer

Boom!  The power goes out.

I took a witness statement from a neighbor who saw the whole thing.

..then there was this big boom, like thunder, and a funny green flash.  The dude flew backwards like twenty feet and landed on his ass with smoke coming off him like everywhere.  Then he ran up into that apartment.

I was still there when the Some City Lighting and Power guy showed up to fix it.  When I told him the story he was in astonishment and refused to believe that the guy in handcuffs was the idiot who had stuck the now somewhat charred hammer into high voltage land. 

No way.  If I did something like that my arm would have exploded.

Stupidity must be able to provide some kind of magical protective power.


4 responses

  1. What an underachiever;)

    I saw a guy on tv the other day that tried to break the lock on a gas pump with a blow torch….

    15 November, 2006 at 5:04

  2. Unbelievable! They are as stupid over there as they are here. One guy was arrested in our town for burglary only recently.
    He went to the home of the victim and advised them they should invest in a good CCTV system as he thought they were a little vulnerable.
    He went back and broke in to the house and stole many thousands of pounds worth of jewellery. Trouble is the owner had installed a state of the art CCTV system and he was identified and arrested the same day.

    15 November, 2006 at 12:57

  3. I’m pretty sure you’re right about the Shield of Stupidity. It would explain so much.

    16 November, 2006 at 9:11

  4. My favorite stupid criminal was the one who got crushed by the killer Dr Pepper machine while trying to wrench the internal money box loose and tipped it over on him.

    18 November, 2006 at 15:35

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