Friday, August 31, 2007

Dumb Thieves

Of course, you do need to have a certain lack of brain power to make crime a career: there are easier ways to make a living quite frankly. But this is impressive even by the standards of the criminal classes:

A thief stole a briefcase and threw it away without noticing it contained 10,000 euros ($13,660) in cash, German authorities said Thursday.

"I think they'll be annoyed when they find out," said a spokesman for police in the western city of Duesseldorf.

The case's owner, a 57-year-old Iranian businessman, had reported it missing as he prepared to board a flight in Duesseldorf airport. A policewoman later found it -- ransacked, but still containing the two cash-filled envelopes.

What is actually even more amusing is what's going to happen to hte businessman: you've got to have a reason to carry more than € 6,500 in cash these days, got to prove that you've paid the tax.

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