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Another Darwin Award Candidate

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Here we go again with the not the sharpest criminal in the world
> proving
> crime does not pay. Just think of the tax dollars saved on a trial, and
> all
> that jail time.
>
> Talk about bad timing.
>
> The following mind-boggling attempt at a crime spree in Washington State
>
> appeared to be the robber's first (and last), due to his lack of a
> previous
> record of violence, and his terminally stupid choices:
>
> 1. His target was H&J Leather & Firearms, a gun shop specializing in
> handguns.
>
> 2. The shop was full of customers - firearms customers.
>
> 3. To enter the shop, the robber had to step around a marked police
> patrol
> car parked at the front door.
>
> 4. A uniformed officer was standing at the counter, having coffee
> before
> work.
>
> Upon seeing the officer, the would-be robber announced a hold-up, and
> fired
> a few wild shots from a .22 target pistol.
>
> The officer and a clerk promptly returned fire, the police officer with
> a
> 9mm Glock 17, the clerk with a .50 Desert Eagle, assisted by several
> customers who also drew their guns, several of whom also fired.
>
> The robber was pronounced dead at the scene by Paramedics.
>
> Crime scene investigators located 47 expended cartridge cases in the
> shop.
>
> The subsequent autopsy revealed 23 gunshot wounds. Ballistics
> identified
> rounds from 7 different weapons.
>
> No one else was hurt in the exchange of fire.
>
> Here we are in early April and we already may have the 2006 winner of
> the
> Darwin Award.
>
> This guy is going to be hard to beat.
 
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