Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Idiot of the Day - 1/4/06

For those of you who are thinking about embarking on a career of armed robbery, read this one.

Just after 8:30 p.m. an employee of a Roswell Road restaurant emptied a grease pan behind the building. When he turned around, a man was holding a gun to his back. The robber had a mask over his nose and mouth. The employee said he got into a fight with the man and, although he took a hit from the butt of the gun to his nose, he got the man into a headlock.

Two employees, who I’m guessing the robber forgot to check for, got into the act and they smacked the guy and took his gun, shirt and mask. The man fled, but not before he dropped his cell phone.

On the phone’s photo wallpaper was a photo of the man holding the gun sideways like they do in the movies, (which by the way, is a good way to finish second in a gunfight.)

The victim positively identified the man and the gun from his phone picture. Although the gun was a semi-automatic pistol, it only had one bullet in the chamber and contained no magazine, a la Barney Fife. The detectives were working on the cell phone files to identify who the Barney is.



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