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Wednesday, July 18, 2007


It’s time for another installment of The Darwin Awards. This sounds more like suicide by creative invention than an actual robbery attempt, but it does make the man worthy of an award either way.

(3 February 1990, Washington) The following mind-boggling attempt at a crime spree appeared to be the robber's first, due to his lack of a previous record of violence, and his terminally stupid choices:

1. His target was H&J Leather & Firearms. A gun shop.

2. The shop was full of customers - firearms customers.

3. To enter the shop, the robber had to step around a marked police patrol car parked at the front door.

4. A uniformed officer was standing at the counter, having coffee before work.

Upon seeing the officer, the would-be robber announced a holdup, and fired a few wild shots. The officer and a clerk promptly returned fire, covered by several customers who also drew their guns, thereby removing the confused criminal from the gene pool.

No one else was hurt.



At 9:34 AM, Blogger lime said...

i love it when natural selction takes the bad guys out of the gene pool!

i'd shed not a single tear for this guy.

At 2:37 PM, Blogger Carrie said...

I'm with lime.

At 5:34 AM, Anonymous linda said...

This guy was definetly a suicidal idiot.

At 7:52 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Indeed, no big loss here... :D


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