Monday, March 31, 2008

here's my number. call me when I can rob you.

Last week, Ruben Carate, 18 attempted to rob the Velasquez and Sons muffler shop in Chicago.

Unfortunately, Ruben arrived at 8 in the morning. The employees told him that at that time of the morning, they had little cash and could not open the safe.

No sweat. Just a little inconvenient.

Ruben gave the employees two phone numbers where he could be reached and asked them to give him a call when the owner came in. Then, Ruben could return and try to rob the place again.

They called Ruben later that day.

Ruben returned wearing the same clothes and mask and brandishing the same gun as before. This time, the Chicago police were waiting for him.

Ruben was shot in the leg during the attempted robbery. He is recovering well and is under arrest for attempted armed robbery and aggravated assault of a police officer.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23817753/
http://www.ajc.com/news/content/shared-gen/ap/Feature_Stories/ODD_Thief_Caught.html?cxntlid=inform_sr

Ruben probably thinks that his big mistake was not changing his mask.

3 comments:

Amy said...

this stupidity just mystifies me!

josey said...

LOL what in the...???

how come that seems to be my common comment on your blog? HAH!

i guess it would be nice if all robbers would do that ;)

friendinME said...

it mystifies me too. I guess their stupidity is one of the reasons that they don't have jobs... and "need" to steal to live. :)