[Jokes] They Don't Come Any Dumber... (fwd)
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Mon Nov 22 22:53:12 GMT 2004
YDNEY (Reuters) - Bemused diners watched as three hapless thieves
unsuccessfully tried to kick open a sliding door in a botched attempt to rob an
Australian seafood restaurant, police said on Monday.
The men, wearing balaclavas, ran off empty-handed but left their bootprints
on the industrial-strength glass door in a robbery bid that Australian
Broadcasting Corp. radio said could have been mistaken as "a rehearsal for a
Police said about 20 diners watched as the men, one of whom was carrying a
knife, tried to push open the door of the restaurant in the coastal village of
Gerringong, 140 km (85 miles) south of Sydney, and then began kicking the
"They're probably more dangerous because they're dumb," police investigator
Jamie Williams said.
Restaurant owner Greg Moore said diners remained calm as they watched events
unfold while enjoying dessert and coffee.
"The door's open, the sign says 'Slide' but obviously with their balaclavas
they couldn't read too well," Moore said.
Diners were given complimentary bottles of wine after the bizarre episode.
Police later found what they believe to be a stolen car used in the robbery
attempt, and are continuing their investigations.
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