[Jokes] They Don't Come Any Dumber... (fwd)

Chris McKenna cmckenna at sucs.org
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 
slapstick comedy." 
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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