27 October 2014

Um, That Ain't The Way To Do It

Man with box-cutter, pickax arrested at Fairbanks Sears 

FAIRBANKS - A man carrying a box-cutter at a Fairbanks store told a clerk he intended to rob the place was arrested after he picked up a pickax.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the man late Sunday afternoon entered the city's Sears store and walked up to a clerk in the hardware section. The man said he intended to rob the store and that the clerk should call police.

The clerk called police and officers found the man at the store's tool counter brandishing a pickax.

So, whaddya think? "He brought a pickax to a tool store?"


PioneerPreppy said...

Sounds like he needed a warm place to sleep this Winter maybe.

Rev. Paul said...

Preppy - could well be. I thought of that when I saw that he told them to call the cops before he came back with a pickaxe.

Max said...

Choosing to rob a joint doesn't seem like a good idea, ever.... choosing to telegraph said move seems like a category in worst idea ever.

Rev. Paul said...

Unless getting arrested was the point of the exercise. It's not unheard-of as winter approaches, up here.

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

I have to agree with PP, the man needed a warm place to stay and free food.

Rev. Paul said...

Sandy, I think all y'all are right.