Monday, March 29, 2010

Doofus Of The Day #338

Today's winner is from England.

One dozy thief has been dubbed a 'numbskull' after stealing a handbag from a police officer - in a bar full of police officers.

Mark Jimenez eyed up laptops and bags, even while uniformed constables were arriving at the leaving do for Inspector Penny Mills.

The 46-year-old still went ahead and pinched a handbag during a speech before being rugby tackled and surrounded by 40 officers.

The incident happened at the Elk bar, just doors away from Fulham police station in west London.

Jimenez was a ‘numbskull’, said cllr Greg Smith, member for crime on Hammersmith and Fulham Council, adding: ‘I can’t believe anyone would be stupid enough to try and pinch a detective’s bag from a room full of officers.’

A police source said of the January incident: ‘It was fairly obvious they were all police.

'I mean, there were speeches going on praising Penny’s work and a few uniformed officers even popped in to say goodbye.’

Inspector Mills said: ‘He put his hands up and said “fair cop”, which is something, I suppose.’

I guess it takes a special sort of stupidity to rob a cop who's in a bar full of more cops. Perhaps Mr. Jimenez was suffering from cop-per deficiency?



Matthew said...

It's a fair cop, but society's to blame.

Cybrludite said...

Why am I reminded of the cop bar stick-up scene from "Code Of Silence"?

"This is a robbery!"

clickclickclickclickclickclickclickclickclickclickclickclickclickclickclickclickclickclickclickclickclickclick and suddenly the entire place is pointing J-Frame Smith & Wessons at the hapless bandits.

(WV: Resupra No idea what it does, but the TV wants me to ask my doctor if it's right for me...)