Crime happens every day as we hear on the news about the latest heist or new round of neighborhood break-ins. It can be scary, and understandably so, as the media portrays what happens in the worst possible light. Crime is darkness which shrouds our society in an inky black stain of pain and fear, but not all of them are like that.
There are burglars every day who fail at what they supposedly do best, but it provides us with a few laughs in these trying times. They may have not thought their scheme through or did it as a desperate act, but either way, they should probably reconsider their plan to pursue a degree in petty theft. Keep reading to learn about ten burglars who should consider a new career path!
10 THE VICTIM OUTSMARTED THE THIEF
When you click to watch this video, a failure will unfold. The idea probably seemed easy enough at the time, but according to the way her hands were resting on her hips, he should have known better. He never expected her to chuck her own purse over the wall, but then again I don't think she did either.
She knew her one goal was to not let the stranger have her things and she succeeded, leaving the burglar running for the hills at her crazy antics. He expected an easy grab and go, but she thwarted his poorly planned advances and the man should probably consider working for a delivery service instead.
9 THE ROBBER WHO DIDN'T REMEMBER HIS EXIT
This robber would have been golden if he had remembered the way out of the parking lot. He managed to nab the purse from her car and hopped on his bike without being stopped but driving straight into a wall killed any chance he had at making a career of this.
It's unclear what he thought he was headed towards. A blue sky? Open water? Either way, he failed miserably and after he gets out of jail he should probably consider venturing into greener pastures.
8 4 MEN WHO WERE DEFEATED BY A DOOR
We knew people struggled with simple tasks, but these four men couldn't even figure out how to get past the door. They probably had an alarm system installed, but they didn't need it because the door alone stopped these criminals before they even started.
It was depressing, watching these gentlemen attempt to pry open the gate, each of them taking a turn at it. They came close at one point, but in the end, the door did its job and kept the bad men out where they belong.
7 HAVE AN ESCAPE ROUTE THAT WORKS
This video follows the story of two robbers who failed to escape because their plan went nothing like it was supposed to. The guy ended up hiding behind the shelves and was easily taken into custody, but the girl escaped to the back room. She climbed into one of the vents and began climbing her way back through the store's ceiling.
We are not quite sure where she thought it might lead, but she fell through before she could ever get there. These two should consider couple's counseling and anything but a path in crime or HVAC.
6 A CAP GUN DIDN'T FOOL THIS MAN
This man is obviously young and inexperienced, based on his appearance and the way he holds the gun. The shop owner had obviously been through this before, and it helped he was a gun enthusiast.
The owner immediately identified the gun as a cap gun, and after telling the kid as much he decided it was in his best interest to leave. He started out strong with the mask, but after that mistake, I hope he decides to move on to a career better suited to his abilities.
5 DON'T RUN IF YOU'RE NOT A RUNNER
It is unclear what this man had hoped to accomplish. He came wandering by, probably looking for a snack and appeared slightly disappointed when he saw they were closed. He proceeded to exit the camera to pull a mask over his face and then throw a rock at the window.
He failed to break the window and tripped as he ran away, but the entire scheme he put together was a mess from the start. He should have known it wasn't something he could pull off and yet he tried it anyway. He should consider a career in comedy or silent movies after this performance.
4 HE DIDN'T PRACTICE BEFORE THE SHOW
This man casually entered a store and planned to rob the girl at gunpoint. It was a solid idea, and he had all of the necessary tools. The problem was, he forgot to practice pulling a gun on someone, which is an integral part of a hold-up if you want to be successful. The gun slipped from his hands and flew across the counter, landing beside the girl.
She ran over and picked it up after she realized he planned to jump the counter to get it back. He messed up big time and he knew it, which is evident by the karate kick he performed on the door to make a speedy escape.
3 AN ACCOMPLICE CASUALTY
These kids decided to break the windows of a store to steal the goods inside for some extra cash. They were armed with bricks and had hoods to hide their identity, so nothing could go wrong.
The first kid threw his brick, but it bounced off, failing to completely break the glass. When he went over to retrieve it, his buddy launched a brick at his head, rendering him unconscious. Their plan was foiled by their own hands as he spent the rest of the evening dragging his buddy home to recover from his concussion.
2 FORKLIFT DRIVERS OUTSMARTED THIS CRIMINAL
A good rule of thumb is to never steal a car around certified forklift operators and a bunch of forklifts. It will most likely end up with them trapping you and the stolen car between several forklifts before calling the police who will cart you off to jail. This man obviously wasn't aware of this rule, which is why it ended in failure.
The operators were too quick for him, blocking every exit until he was forced to leave the vehicle. He could consider a career as a porter, but car thieving is definitely not in his wheelhouse.
1 THE MAN WHO LOST MONEY STEALING
This man decided it would be an easy thing to steal this woman's purse. He managed to take it from her, but instead of running back to his bike, he ran the opposite direction. The woman, who probably wasn't carrying much cash on her anyways, decided taking the bike was the better end of the deal. The man was such a horrible criminal the victim actually stole from him. He not only lost money by pursuing a life of crime but also lost his ride home.