It was a simple plan:
Run into the bar
Wave the gun around.
Grab the cash.
Many wondered if Brazil would be able to ward off rampant crime (and the Zika virus) in order to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. Near the end of the global competition, four American swimmers claimed they were robbed at gunpoint…but they were lying.
Given the consequences they’re facing, one of them might wish he actually was robbed….
In August of 2013, 15-year-old Anthony Tremayne Stokes received an emergency heart transplant to ease his suffering from an acute case of dilated cardiomyopathy. According to the team of doctors, there was no doubt the procedure saved his young life.
But Stokes died two years later from something that no team of doctors could prevent.
In December of 1829, James Porter and George Wilson robbed several postal shipments and terrorized various mail carriers in their rampage for loot. Unfortunately for them, they were soon caught, tried, and condemned to hang for their crimes. Porter was hanged on schedule; Wilson was given a presidential pardon.
But he was hanged for his crimes, nonetheless.
If you got mugged by a punk teenager wielding a knife, would you willingly offer him your wallet? How about your coat? Would you buy your attacker dinner? How about giving him $20 for the road?
Why not? Julio Diaz did.
The homeless man lay face down and motionless on a sidewalk in New York City while blood from multiple knife wounds pooled underneath his body. He had tried to save someone’s life, and now, when he needed it most, no one would try to save his.
Another episode of The World’s Dumbest Crooks….
Here’s a helpful hint: If you want to rob a bank, leave your wallet at home.
On October 28, 2010, Jorman Sampaio donned sugival gloves and ran into the Union State Bank in Destin, Florida with a pistol, heaps of desperation, and apparently, his wallet.