07 April 2008

As thick as thieves

Police didn't have to do much guesswork to identify a suspect in the armed robbery of an Athens, Ga., convenience store.

Authorities say 28-year-old Demetrius Robinson filled out a job application before wielding a knife and robbing the Golden Pantry store last week. He left his real name and his uncle's phone number on the sheet but diverted police for several days with a phony address.

Investigators say he filled out the application to kill time until the store emptied of customers.

I bet he wishes he did a Sudoko instead!

Another story culled from the Fortean Times

13 comments:

Roger B. said...

Many years ago I worked with unemployed teenagers who regularly got themselves in trouble with the law.

On one occasion two lads stole a charity collection box from the local post office when they went in to cash their giros. It took the police about 30 minutes to track them down.

jams o donnell said...

Gah they were idiots, shitting on their doorstep so to speak!

Nunyaa said...

Oh wow ! Am speechless :-)

elasticwaistbandlady said...

If only all crime were that easy to solve......it would have saved us years of CSI and Magnum P.I.!

jams o donnell said...

It beggars belief eh Nunyaa!

Now there's a happy thought EWBL!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Maybe he's like me and can't figure out sudoku, though!

jams o donnell said...

Haha. I never thought of that Welshcakes!

Chris in Flux said...

I did my undergraduate degree in Athens, GA - home of the University of Georgia. Not everyone there was really University material...

jams o donnell said...

Ah yes, home of REM, Pylon and Guadalcanal Diary too? I doubt Demetrius would have had a place on the nuclear physics degree!

LordSomber said...

Yes, my own Classic City makes it into international news!

jams o donnell said...

There you go lordsomber. Perhaps not the best namecheck for the town (or is it city?) of Athens perhaps?

Colin Campbell said...

This guy sounds as bright as one guy I wrote about who asked the business to call back when they had some money. He gave them his mobile phone and came back to meet up with cops who decided to come down and meet this clever clogs.

jams o donnell said...

Gah, now that's one dumb perp Colin!