Times are tough.
When the economy is as bad as it is, and many people are without jobs or having problems making ends meet, crime rates go up. As unemployment tops 20% in eight California counties… desperate people are resorting to desperate measures…
A woman armed with a gun in Thermal, California help up 11 people at La Chicanita Market this past Tuesday afternoon. You would think with those kind on numbers, she would get a decent amount of cash. However, this crime netted her and average of $0.55 per victim.
That’s right, a whole $6.00. Isn’t minimum wage like $7.25?
Police report the woman confronted one person who was entering the market and another 10 customers inside the store. Afterwards, the frustrated robber fled in an old car.
Nobody was hurt in this incident, except the robber who probably suffered from extreme disappointment.
In another low payout waste of a robbery attempt, a group of friends in Murfreesboro, TN faced a similar robbery. Different scenario, similar outcome.
Sometimes you just want to unwind and soak in a hot tub. What could be more relaxing then that? That is unless you are robbed at gun-point while kicking back.
Being held up was probably the farthest thing from the minds of the 7 friends that were enjoying an evening soak, Until a masked man dressed in black jumped the fence of their apartment complex. Brandishing a gun, the man demanded “Where’s the money?”
“Honestly I thought it was a joke at first,” said one of the victims, a resident of the complex. The robber got away with a backpack, about $20 in cash, a wallet, debit card and a few other items. Not that big of a score, but what do you expect from a bunch of people in bathing suits in a hot tub? At least the take was about $2.86 per victim.
Witnesses believe there was another man on the other side of the fence acting as a look out.
Police believe this incident may be related to an attempted carjacking by 2 men dressed in black and armed with handguns in the same general area.
As the old saying goes, Crime doesn’t pay.
In these past two instances, it may pay, but it’s just barely enough to be at all worth it.
Be Safe, Be Prepared, How much blood can you squeeze out a a stone anyways?
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