Friday, October 19, 2007

slow-motion get away

If you had $800 to bet, who would you put your money on to win a two-mile footrace?

- 2 men carrying bags of coins weighing 132 pounds
- 100 police officers carrying nothing in their hands.

Last week, two Chinese men in Beijing robbed a hotel for $800 in coins. The hotel kept the money on hand to exchange for its guests. The bags weighed 132 lbs (60 kilograms).

Unfortunately, the men didn't plan their escape very well, because their hideout was nearly two miles away and they had no car, bike, bus or rickshaw. So, the footrace was on.

The men gave it their best shot. Spectators said that they were "sweating profusely" as they tried to outrun more than 100 policemen through the city streets.

As expected, they lost the race. But they will be remembered for staging one of the worst-planned robbery get-aways of all time.

Interestingly, the chase lasted 1.8 miles. Do Chinese policemen frequent donut shops???

1 comment:

NewCitySlicker said...

That is so funny. Coins? Really? Lol. Thank you for your comments. I love reading what people think of me. You're so right people a rude... but in the suburbs I find the people to be even more rude. Thanks for your comments. :-)