Monday, June 22, 2009

Unarmed robbery

How bad do you have to be at robbery to not even try the old "finger gun in the jacket pocket" thing? This bad, apparently:
Crown Prosecutor Jane Williams said John Newall, 27, was nearing the close of a four-day amphetamine binge when he walked into the United service station in Bridewater and exclaimed: "I want the money," The Mercury of Tasmania, Australia, reported Monday.

The clerk, however, was not impressed by the attempted robber, authorities said.

"You need a weapon," he said. "I have to fear for my life. You can't just have the money."
Yeah, the four-day meth binge probably didn't help matters.

The article goes on to say that he got away with four hundred bucks after the clerk opened the register for another customer. Why the hell hadn't he been kicked out of the store by then?

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