I don't normally confer Doofus awards for incidents involving death or serious injury, but today's award just has to go to three particularly inept thieves in Mexico. (A tip o' the hat to reader George F. for sending me the link to the story.)
Three men boarded a ... bus traveling on the Mexico City-Pachuca highway at 10:00am yesterday ... They ... soon revealed their intentions by ordering the other passengers to hand over their valuables.
But unfortunately for them, one of their number let off a warning shot with a hand gun to frighten their victims. The bullet struck the ceiling of the bus, ricocheted and hit one of the thieves, who staggered from the vehicle and died at the roadside.
About 30 passengers took advantage of the moment to attack the other two assailants. They beat one to death and the other — who survived the blows — was held until authorities arrived on the scene.
There's more at the link.
Not only poor victim selection, but shooting their own comrade in crime? That's got to be one of the most inept robberies I've ever heard of!