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Give Me Whatever’s In The Bag
This comes via News of the Weird. The incident occurred in San Diego, but somehow I missed hearing about it on the local news:

Urban Legend Come to Life: A San Diego Union Tribune report of a March 28 attempted robbery seems accurate, though reminiscent of reports that have been hoaxes (including one, from The Dallas Morning News, that News of the Weird fell for in 2002). A 32-year-old woman reported that a robber accosted her and her dog in an upscale San Diego neighborhood that night, demanded her money, grabbed a bag she was holding but quickly threw it down, and in frustration, tried to shoot the dog (but the gun failed to fire). He finally fled. His frustration was because she was carrying no money, and the bag contained nothing but the results of cleaning up after the dog. [San Diego Union Tribune, 3-30-05]
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Posted by The Curator on Thu Apr 28, 2005


What an *&%$#@&*. The story would have been better if the dog had bit him on the ass while he was running away, and he'd accidentally shot himself in the foot then. Hahaha. Uh...
Posted by Reynard Muldrake  on  Thu Apr 28, 2005  at  09:47 AM
Criminals can be this stupid, and even worse. I watch Jay Leno and some of the stuff he shows on Monday nights during the Headlines segment are real crack-ups. Here in Tucson we had a real winner a couple of years ago. As I remember it, thief goes to a south-side bank and a cop (in uniform) holds the door open to let the guy go first. The thief waits in line just ahead of the cop and then demands money from the teller when it's his turn. The cop chases the thief, who runs into the marked police car as he is running from the cop and gets collared.
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Sat Apr 30, 2005  at  08:16 PM
What about the guy that stole the idling semi? He drank something out of a cup that the driver left behind. Turns out that it was the driver's tobacco spit cup. The idiot then called 911 because he thought he was poisoned and was subsequently arrested.
Posted by Oreothecat  on  Wed May 04, 2005  at  10:31 AM
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