Clumsy Robber Drops Gun, Then Pants, Flees Empty-Handed

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By NTD Newsroom
September 6, 2018US News

A would-be robber was lucky to escape a Colorado E-Cig store without getting badly injured—by himself that is.

A man, his face partially concealed by dark glasses, walked boldly into an E-Cig of Denver outlet in Aurora, Colorado, intending to commit a crime.

Instead, he committed comedy.

The man walked up to the counter, reached under his Denver Broncos sweatshirt, and pulled out a handgun—which he promptly dropped.

The gun bounced over the counter and fell to the floor.

The robber couldn’t jump the counter.
The robber was not able to hop over the counter to retrieve his gun. (E-Cig of Denver via Storyful screenshot)

The clerk grabbed the gun and backed away. The robber then tried to leap over the counter to retrieve his weapon—but he lacked the coordination.

The clerk waved the gun like a club. The robber stood stupefied.

Realizing that he was not going to succeed, the robber turned and fled the scene—and as he ran out the door, his sagging jeans fell down to his knees.

It turned out afterwards, that the robber was carrying a BB gun.

The entire incident was captured on multiple video cameras.

The robber is nearly tripped up by his own jeans
The incompetent robber is nearly tripped up by his own improperly secured jeans on the way out of the store. (E-Cig of Denver via Storyful screenshot)

Chris Burgess, the owner of the Aurora E-Cigs of Denver outlet and two others, couldn’t understand why anyone would want to rob one of his stores.

“It probably had only about $100 in the cash register,” he told the Denver Post.

And if the clumsy criminal had merely held onto his weapon, the clerk would have handed over his the cash, Burgess said. “Our policy is ‘Give them whatever they want’,” he said of the store’s policy towards robbers.

Some people are suited for certain careers—some, plainly are not, Burgess explained.

“I don’t want to downplay the seriousness of an armed robbery, but the guy really does belong in the ‘world’s dumbest criminals,’” Burgess stated.

“He needs to find a new career.”

Aurora Police Department spokesman Officer Kenneth Forrest said the department was using all its resources to identify the failed felon.

The robber shouldn’t be hard to spot. Police should keep an eye out for someone looking deeply ashamed and embarrassed.

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