Subject: More Darwin Contenders
THESE ARE TRUE STORIES. This world is full of idiots.
1) This guy walked into a little corner store with a shot gun and demanded
all the cash from the cash drawer. After the cashier put the cash in a bag,
the robber saw a bottle of scotch that he wanted be hindthe counter on the
shelf. He told the cashier to put it in the bag as well, but he refused and
said "Because I don't believe you are over 21." The robber said he was, but
the clerk still refused to give it to him because he didn't believe him. At
this point the robber took his drivers license out of his wallet and gave it
to the clerk. The clerk looked it over, and agreed that the man was in fact
over 21 and he put the scotch in the bag. The robber then ran from the
store with his loot. The cashier promptly called the police and gave the
name and address of the robber that he got off of the license. They arrested
the robber two hours later. -true story.
2) Another Darwin Contender
Under the category: "Too Stupid," a true story out of San Francisco.
It seems a man, wanting to rob a downtown Bank of America, walked into the
branch and wrote "This iz a stikkup. Put all your muny in thisbag."
While standing in line, waiting to give his note to the teller, he began to
worry that someone had seen him write the note and might call the police
before he reached the teller window. So he left the Bank of America and
crossed the street to Wells Fargo. After waiting a few minutes in line, he
handed his note to the Wells Fargo teller. She read it and, surmising from
his spelling errors that he was not thebrightest light in the harbor, told
him that she could not accept his stick up note because it was written on a
Bank of America deposit slip and that he would either have to fill out a
Wells Fargo deposit slip or goback to Bank of America. Looking somewhat
defeated, the man said "OK" and left the Wells Fargo. The Wells Fargo teller
then called the police who arrested the man a few minutes later, as he was
waiting in line back at the Bank of America.
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