You know when it’s a bad time to try to steal a case of beer and some snacks from a convenience store? When there are four sheriff’s Deputies just feet away at the register. This hard lesson was learned on Aug. 14th. by a pair of 29 and 19-year-old men who tried to jack a La Miranda Chevron station of $18,76 worth of brew and munchies.
The OC Register has surveillance footage of the four fully uniformed Deputies in utter disbelief as the two perps made a dash for the door. The two would-be beer burglars were arrested and charged with burglary and petty theft.
In Messa Arizona, a home break-in was foiled when the burglar jumped through the bedroom window, and got caught in a clothes hamper. Cops took it from there. (That definitely wasn’t the clean getaway he had planned.)
A German bank robber sent mocking e-mails to local police, ridiculing their efforts to arrest him. First he let them know that they had his age, build, and accent wrong. Then he corrected their announcement that he’d escaped on foot; no, he had a getaway car! The cops got the last word in, though, when they arrested the guy a few hours later. They used his e-mail to trace him.
The largest bill currently in circulation in th US is $100. That didn’t stop 53-year-old Michael Anthony Fuller going into his local Walmart recently and attempt to use a $1 million note. Fuller, who really should have done his homework, tried to use the fake note to buy a microwave, vaccum cleaner, and other goods totaling $476. By his reckoning he was due $999,524 in change. After the police were called, Fuller was charged with attempting to obtain goods under false pretense (deception in UK law) and uttering a forged instrument. Damn those forged instrument utterences.
Taken from the Nov. 2015 edition of ‘The Town Ticker.’, a free magazine we get whenever we change our oil…