Oct 242008

I read the news online a lot, and as you probably are aware, there are a lot of stupid people out there. This will be the first of what will likely be many posts in this segment I like to call, “Idiot of the Day”.

LONDON (Reuters) – A naked man was arrested on suspicion of burglary Wednesday after getting stuck in the chimney of the Tesco store he was allegedly trying to steal from, police said.

Suspicion of stealing? Come on…why else would someone be stuck in a chimney, and naked?

Greater Manchester Police said officers were alerted to the Tesco (to me, this sounds kind of like US Wal-Mart) Express store in the Pemberton area of Wigan at 5:30 a.m. after receiving a report of “concern for a man.”

Ha ha…what were they concerned about: he was naked, or he was robbing their beloved neighborhood mega-store?

When police arrived at the scene, they found a man trapped in the chimney breast. The 22-year-old was freed by firefighters and, after it was discovered he was naked, officers took him to hospital. He was later discharged and is now in police custody.

I can’t help but wonder why his lack of clothing is what triggered his trip to the hospital. If he had been clothed in the chimney, would that have been okay?

“It is believed some of his clothes came off as a result of him struggling to get out of the chimney,” police said in a statement.

Nice cover, British law enforcement. What’s the moral of this story? Simple: if you’re going to rob a big box retailer, don’t forget your skivvies and maybe try the door first.Story from reuters.com

  One Response to “Idiot of the Day – 10/24/08”

  1. Haha! AWESOME!

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