[Jokes] Darwin Awards

Chris McKenna cmckenna at sucs.org
Fri Apr 15 00:31:08 BST 2005

> The following mind-boggling attempt at a crime spree in Washington
> appeared to be the robber's first (and last), due to his lack of a
> previous record of violence, and his terminally stupid choices:
> 1. His target was H&J Leather & Firearms, A gun shop specializing in
> handguns.
> 2. The shop was full of customers - firearms customers.
> 3. To enter the shop, the robber had to step around a marked police
> patrol car parked at the front door.
> 4. A uniformed officer was standing at the counter, having coffee
> before work. Upon seeing the officer, the would-be robber announced
> a hold-up, and fired a few wild shots from a .22 target pistol. The
> officer and a clerk promptly returned fire, the police officer with
> a 9mm Glock 17, the clerk with a .50 Desert Eagle, assisted by
> several customers who also drew their guns, several of whom also
> fired, The robber was pronounced dead at the scene by Paramedics.
> Crime scene investigators located 47 expended cartridge cases in the
> shop. The subsequent autopsy revealed 23 gunshot wounds.
> Ballistics identified rounds from 7 different weapons. No one else
> was hurt in the exchange of fire Here we are at the beginning of
> April and we already may have the 2005 winner of the Darwin Award.
> This guy is going to be hard to beat
Amazingly this is mostly true! See its Snopes entry at


Chris 'Awkward' McKenna

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