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Darwin Awards Nominee

Discussion in 'Jokes and Humour' at netrider.net.au started by deyago, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. This was just forwarded to me at work, I'd say we have a winner but there's eight months still to go :LOL: . If you have others feel free to add them in the comments.


    The following mind-boggling attempt at a crime spree in Washington USA
    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 specialising in
    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
    Upon seeing the officer, the would-be robber announced a hold-up, and
    fired a few wild shots from a .22 cal target pistol.
    The officer and a clerk promptly returned fire, the police officer with a
    9mm Glock 17, the clerk with a .50 cal 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
    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 end of March and we already may have the 2005 winner
    of the Darwin Award for stupidity.

    This bloke is going to be hard to beat.
  2. there's plenty of time left and america is a BIG place :LOL:

    thats a fuggen ripper :lol : :LOL:
  3. 47 expended cartridges, 23 wounds, at close range? Someone needs a little practice, don't they?

  4. Hehe, that's like doing a track day on hayabusa without ever riding before!!!!!!!
  5. I saw this one years ago. The details have changed (namely the handguns involved, wound count, etc)

    Like many Darwin Awards stories, this one is probably bogus. It certainly isnt a 2005 contender
  6. SHHHHHHHHH, you'll ruin it :(

    :p :LOL: :p
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  9. OK fun-spoilers, what NEW ones do you have?? :p

    New or old, at least they died humerously :)
  10. Not a Darwin but a true WTF!

    Check out the winner for the Ig Nobel Award for Technology in 2001