The owner tricked the robbers and it worked.
Dumb and Dumber!!
A group of six delinquents have been dubbed “the dumbest robbers in Belgium” after falling for a trick so simple that Dumb and Dumber could see through it.
The unbelievably stupid robbery attempt took place on Saturday, when a group of six armed men walked into an e-cigarette shop on the outskirts of the Belgian city of Charleroi. They asked the owner to empty the register and give them the money. It was the middle of the afternoon, so the quick-thinking salesman told them that he had barely sold anything, and that if they really wanted to make some money, they should come back at closing time. He even tried to sweeten the deal by telling the robbers that they could probably walk away with 2,000 to 3,000 euros if they followed his advice. But what respectable criminals would fall for that stupid trick, right? Well, these guys did.
“I told them clearly that 3 p.m. is not the best time to hold up a store,” the shop owner, identified only as Didier, told Belgian TV channel RTL.”You’ll take 1,000 bucks, but if you come back tonight you might be able to take more.”
After talking it over among themselves, the six men left the shop, and the owner immediately called the police. He told them what had happened, including the part about telling the robbers to return at closing time, but the police didn’t think the men would be stupid enough to fall for that trick. They were right, kind of, as the six men returned an hour earlier than planned.
Five people were arrested, including a minor, while the sixth offender managed to escape. They now risk spending several years in prison. “It’s like it was a comedy,” Didier said. “They’re being called the worst robbers in Belgium.”
In an effort to kill black widow spiders in his home, this guy ended up lighting it on fire.
Firefighters in California said a man house-sitting for his parents tried to use a blowtorch to kill some dangerous spiders and set the home on fire.
The Fresno Fire Department said firefighters responded Tuesday night to reports of a house fire in the Woodward Lake housing development.
Firefighters said the man who made the call escaped the house safely. He told firefighters he had found some black widow spiders in the house and had been trying to kill them with a blowtorch when he sparked the blaze.
No injuries were reported from the fire, which damaged the second story of the home and the attic.
Arizona’s Tucson Fire Department responded to a similar incident in October 2017. The department said a man had been attempting to use a propane torch to kill some spiders under his family’s mobile home when the structure caught fire.