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26 March 2008 @ 09:50 am
Criminal Mastermind At Work  
Would-Be Robber Gives Victims His Phone Number

...Jose Velasquez's Mufflers 4 Less shop got more excitement than they bargained for Monday -- the first customer of the day was a masked man with a gun.
"He had his gun out, walking in the office," said mechanic Antonio Diaz.
The three mechanics on duty told him they didn't have any money and the owner would have to come in to open the safe. The man gave them his cell phone number.
"He just told us he would give us the number, and we would have to call when the owner was here and the money was going to get here," Diaz said....

They called the crook to pick up his loot... after arranging for plainclothes officers to set a trap for him.
 
 
 
madfilkentist: Carl2madfilkentist on March 26th, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
He must have studied crime with the Discworld Thieves' Guild, and had a receipt all written out to give the shop when he'd finished the robbery.
Jim: Zorakpoltr1 on March 26th, 2008 02:25 pm (UTC)
Criminals are the stupidest people. :)
Cat Sitting Stillcatsittingstill on March 26th, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
I guess some people become criminals because they don't have the brains to make a living any *other* way.

I can just picture the call to the police. "I know this sounds crazy, officer, but I swear to you it's true. He left his cell phone number and told us to call him back when the owner is here. So. Um. Would you like to make an appointment to come catch our robber?"
Ericacatalana on March 26th, 2008 04:14 pm (UTC)
*snicker*