Jul 26, 2006

Yeah it's probably not the best idea.

I've never had a criminal mind, but some things seem obvious. We've all heard the stories and watched videos of idiot burglars. Whether they give a teller a demand for money that was penned on the back of their bank statement or if they try to rob a department store dressed up in their work security uniform no one can help but laugh at these morons.

It doesn't take a the sharpest mind to know that waltzing into a gun shop with intention to rob it is not a good idea, but it takes a whole new breed of dumbass to try and rob one armed with a machete. Yet that's what a New Zealand resident decided to do and for his effort he received a bullet in the abdomen.

Brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "bringing a knife to a gunfight."

Years ago in the city I currently reside in a guy tried to do the same thing only he did use a gun at least. Problem was there was a cop car parked in front of the store with an officer actually inside. The assailant was shot 23 times by the clerk and cop and died on the scene. No one else was injured. His actions warranted the dubious honor of winning a Darwin Award.

"It would be reasonable to question why he went into the shop with a machete." - Noreen Hegarty, Police spokeswoman.

Machete-wielder shot in gun shop

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