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Jeebizz 06-15-2010 08:18 PM

Third time is NOT a charm apparently...
 
From http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/asi...c/10300151.stm

Quote:

Smash and grab raid fails as burglar hit by own rock

He tried once, he tried again, he tried a third time - but each attempt to break the shop window rebounded on him.

The still unidentified burglar was throwing a rock at a shop in Wellington, New Zealand, which sells skateboards and streetwear.

But the rock just kept bouncing back and knocking him on the head until he, and a watching accomplice, gave up.

Police say they hope the experience has knocked some sense into the burglar.

Detective Sergeant Mark Scott said the two offenders were caught on camera trying to smash a window of Empire Skate, in Herd Street, Chaffers Marina before dawn.

"We can see from the CCTV images, one of the offenders is seen throwing a rock at the window which then comes down and hits him on the head, at which point they flee the scene."

Police are now asking for witnesses to come forward as they continue to try to identify the failed burglars.
Hint, maybe if the police looked for a guy with a really BIG BUMP on his noggin. LOL! :D

smeezekitty 06-15-2010 08:47 PM

ROTFL
Good one!

Jeebizz 06-15-2010 09:06 PM

Now if only they would release the footage onto youtube. :D

cantab 06-16-2010 03:37 AM

I think I've heard of this happening before. Certainly shop windows are tough and throwing a rock at them usually doesn't break them.

brianL 06-16-2010 06:53 AM

LOL
You'd think being hit on the head once would be enough, wouldn't you?

onebuck 06-16-2010 07:07 AM

Hi,

Not really! This type of criminal is not always the sharpest knife in the drawer.

:D

MTK358 06-16-2010 08:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeebizz (Post 4004887)
Now if only they would release the footage onto youtube. :D

I would like to see that.

brianL 06-16-2010 08:51 AM

He should have cut out the middleman (the rock), and headbutted the window.

Jeebizz 06-16-2010 09:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brianL (Post 4005394)
He should have cut out the middleman (the rock), and headbutted the window.

Yea, it was the rock's fault. Just wasn't up to the job. :p

Dogs 06-16-2010 05:35 PM

That man needs a better rock!


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