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This one's a tossup: (1) There's poor Edwin Calix, 19, who tried to snatch a bottle of Hennessey cognac and run out the front door of Sykes Liquor Store in Trenton, N.J., but the clerk pushed the auto-lock, sealing the door. Calix's backup plan was a gun, which he pointed at the clerk, but that only allowed him to see that it wasn't a real gun, and by then, he had 911 on the phone, anyway. Said the clerk, "[Calix] just came up and sat on the floor and started crying." Among Calix's mumbles, the clerk said, was, "I have a child," which complicates the question of why he wanted the Hennessey's. Times of Trenton /// KYW-TV (Philadelphia) [mugshot]

(2) The other contenders are two unidentified men captured on surveillance video trying to break into an alarmed private residence in St. Petersburg in daylight. WFTS-TV: "One placed himself in a football stance and ran the length of the yard into the porch door with his body. The latch held quite nicely. The impact sent the would-be thief flying backwards and onto the ground, where he is seen writhing in pain." The alarm sounded; they gone. WFTS-TV (Tampa)
     Posted By: Chuck - Thu Apr 02, 2009

#1) Oops! We let this one breed!

#2) Oops! We let someone be bred!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 04/02/09 at 01:45 PM
I couldn't get the burglar video to run but my guess is that the door, like most exterior patio screen or glass doors, opened outward.
Posted by StanFlouride on 04/02/09 at 02:23 PM
Crying thief ~ He wanted to steal COGNAC...seriously? WTF 😏

Would be thief ~ he's from Tampa. It makes sense.
Posted by Skitt in SW USA on 04/02/09 at 05:24 PM
Honestly ... I can totally understand the whole wanting to drink cause you have kids. There have been days when my son has made me want to toss back a few. Might as well do it with the good stuff.
Posted by Nethie on 04/02/09 at 11:25 PM
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