Wednesday, March 26, 2008

driver, would you please arrest me and take me to jail?

If you are going to rob a store, it is a good idea to have your own car for the get-away.

This week, two teenagers in Oakville, Ontario, Canada robbed a convenience store and stole an undisclosed amount of money. Then, they fled on foot and hid in a nearby wooded area. They believed that they had made a clean get-away.

That is where their plan fell-short.

Needing a ride home, they naturally called the local taxi company and asked that a cab be sent to the wooded area. (nothing suspicious there)

Meanwhile, the police had been tipped-off that the thieves were on foot and alerted the taxi company to inform them if they got any suspicious calls.

When the call came in to the cab company, two police officers drove the taxi to the wooded lot. The young men got in and confirmed that they had called for the taxi.

The police placed them under arrest and drove them right to the station.

Detective Sargeant Kevin Mahar said, "Obviously not having a getaway vehicle or anything like that and calling a cab is generally not a sign of your most sophisticated criminal."

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