Tennessee: A man successfully broke into a bank after hours and
stole the bank's video camera. While it was recording. Remotely. (That
is, the videotape recorder was located elsewhere in the bank, so he
didn't get the videotape of himself stealing the camera.)
Louisiana: A man walked into a Circle-K, put a $20 bill on the
counter and asked for change. When the clerk opened the cash drawer, the
man pulled a gun and asked for all the cash in the register, which the
clerk promptly provided. The man took the cash from the clerk and fled,
leaving the $20 bill on the counter. The total amount of cash he
got from the drawer? Fifteen dollars.
If someone points a gun at you and gives you money, was a crime
Florida: [Pardon our English] Wearing a ski mask and carrying a gun,
a thief burst into the bank one day. Aiming his gun at the guard,
the thief yelled, FREEZE, MOTHER-STICKERS, THIS IS A F_ _K-UP!" For a
moment, everyone was silent. Then the snickers started. The guard
completely lost it and doubled over laughing. It probably saved his
life, because he'd been about to draw his gun. He couldn't have
drawn and fired before the thief got him. The thief ran away and is still
at large. In memory of the event, the bank has put this engraved
plaque on the wall...."Freeze, Mother-Stickers, this is a F_ _ K-up!"
Arkansas: Seems this guy wanted some beer pretty badly. He
decided that he'd just throw a cinder block through a liquor store window,
grab some booze, and run. So he lifted the cinder block and heaved it
over his head at the window. The cinder block bounced back and hit the
would-be thief on the head, knocking him unconscious. Seems the
liquor store window was made of Plexi-Glass. The whole event was caught
New York: As a female shopper exited a convenience store, a man
grabbed her purse and ran. The clerk called 911 immediately, and the woman
was able to give the police a detailed description of the snatcher.
Within minutes, the police had apprehended the snatcher. They put him in
the cruiser and drove back to the store. The thief was then taken out of
the car and told to stand there for a positive ID. To which he
replied, "Yes Officer..that's her. That's the lady I stole the purse from."
Washington: When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a
motorhome parked on a Seattle street, he got much more than he bargained for.
Police arrived at the scene to find an ill man curled up next to a
motorhome near spilled sewage. A police spokesman said that the
man admitted to trying to steal gasoline and plugged his hose into the
motorhome's sewage tank by mistake. The owner of the vehicle
declined to press charges, saying that it was the best laugh he'd ever had.
Michigan: The Ann Arbor News crime column reported that a man
walked into a Burger King in Ypsilanti, Michigan at 7:50 a.m., flashed a
gun, and demanded cash. The clerk turned him down because he said he
couldn't open the cash register without a food order. When the man
ordered onion rings, the clerk said they weren't available for
breakfast. The man, frustrated, walked away.
Kentucky: Two men tried to pull the front off an ATM by running a
chain from the machine to the bumper of their pickup truck. Instead
of pulling the front panel off the machine, though, they pulled the
bumper off their truck. Scared, they left the scene and drove home. With
the chain still attached to the machine. With their bumper still
attached to the chain. With their vehicle's license plate still attached to