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Beyond Dumb

Moments after a bank robber in Wilmington, Del., escaped, a packet of dye hidden in the loot exploded, staining his skin with incriminating evidence. A few minutes later, a man stepped from an apartment building and waved a friendly greeting to a passing police cruiser. “The officer noticed his hands were fluorescent orange and just put two and two together,” a police spokesman said. Impulsive waver Cawayne Brown was arrested and charged with bank robbery. “If he would have gone about his business, the cop car would have gone right past him.” (RC/AP) ...Whenever you think stupidity has reached rock bottom, just remember the fools haven’t even started to dig.
Original Publication Date: 10 January 1999
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 5.
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