• Mar 15th 2009 at 2:04PM
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Police in Ypsilanti, MI had little trouble nabbing a thief suspected of holding up a repair shop employee at gunpoint because they knew exactly what car he was driving. The 24-year-old alleged robber dropped his vehicle off at the repair facility on Wednesday and came to pick it up on Friday. The man paid $200 for the repairs, but used the cold hard steel of a gun to request all the money in the register after being given his change. The man was given $500 from the register and he drove off in his newly repaired car.
If this doesn't sound like a great robbery plan to you, you're spot-on. Not only did the shop know the make, model and likely the license plate number of the vehicle, they likely also had the gentleman's contact information so they could inform him that repairs were done. We know that sometimes repair costs can feel like highway robbery, but payback just isn't an option.

[Source: Mlive]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Man, between this and the Snuggie advice, I feel ready to take on the world!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Some people just ask for it ! and we would all be in trouble if half the crooks had brains ! Darwin award winner here...
      • 6 Years Ago
      If criminals were really as smart as they think they are, why are the jails so over-crowded.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Sense, this statement makes none.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Some people must subconsciously want to get caught. I was once in line at Canadian Customs in Montreal when the idiot in front of me handed the customs agent his passport and a little baggie of cocaine fell out! All the people around who saw it burst out laughing when the customs agent said, Why don't you just tape it to your forehead next time!
        • 6 Years Ago
        That is a great story! Sometimes criminals just don't think things through apparently.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Had the mechanic robbed the customer though, it wouldn't even be news.

      Yeah, yeah, I know there are some honest mechanics out there. But just some.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh good lord...just what Ypsi needs, something else to give it a bad name *rolls eyes* The stupidity of some people astounds me.
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