Sunday, August 19, 2012

Darwin Award nominee tries new approach to cab robbery

In Bowie, MD, this crook sure came up with a neat way to get money.

He hails a cab and rides in it for a bit, and then he throws a flammable liquid on the driver and lights it. The driver jumps out and runs away, but the bad guy apparently forgot that many cabbies engage the door locks from up front to keep deadbeat passengers from bolting without paying. Guess who couldn't get out of the now burning cab?

Police: Man demands money, sets taxicab on fire, dies


Yep. Crispy crook and new Darwin Award nominee. Sometimes, justice just happens.

8 comments:

  1. You are 44% more likely to burn yourself with that lighter than use it in self defense, so we must ban lighters now!

    Sucks when a crook owns himself. Well, sucks for him and the poor folks who have to clean up the mess. Sounds like a net win for society.

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  2. Sometimes, what goes around, comes around pretty fast.

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  3. Score one for Darwin! :-)

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  4. Heh heh.
    Hee Hee.
    Bwahahahahaha!
    Giggle.
    Snort.
    Sorry, I do love a happy ending.

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  5. He saved the tax payers a ton of money

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  6. Wow. Gene-pool, lifeguard not on duty.

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  7. I am such a softie. Stories with happy endings bring a tear to my eyes.

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