As I covered May 16th, the proliferation of public face-covering has made it much easier to commit robberies — masked bandits look no different than anyone else until it’s too late for victims to react.
As it turns out, though, two central Virginia men missed my article.
Subsequently, rather than walking into a Sheetz convenience store with undetectable intent, the criminal masterminds covered their melons…with melons.
That’s right — rather than taking the incognito route, two titans of strategy entered a store they planned to rob — an activity normally best accomplished without drawing attention to oneself beforehand — with giant watermelons on their heads.
On. Their. Whole. Heads.
Guess they weren’t expecting any problems — I can only assume it’s difficult to see out of two small holes carved into a slimy fruit rotting by the second all over your face.
But props to the antioxidating outlaws — they were actually able to pocket a few things.
The Louisa Police Department said two men wearing hollowed-out watermelons as masks stole undisclosed items from a Sheetz grocery store about 9:25 p.m. May 6.
Ohhh, that was the problem — they wore the watermelons before I wrote my article.
Anyway, the rind-rockin’ robbers were caught on camera, as was their stolen black 2006 Toyota Tacoma.
And despite the huge helmets, cops announced Sunday they’d made an arrest in the case.
Assuming the team wasn’t comprised of Mensa members, I feel sure it’s only a matter of time before the melon’d felon rats out his partner in produce.
I wonder how they caught the guy…maybe they sniffed around for any dudes who smelled like Lip Smackers.
— Lip Smacker Brand (@Lip_Smacker) June 19, 2015
— Lip Smacker Brand (@Lip_Smacker) October 2, 2016
Or perhaps they just searched for a couple of morons.
Either way, thank goodness no one was hurt — fortunately for the looters, Officer Gallagher wasn’t on patrol:
[For Facebook Fact-Checkers: “Officer Gallagher” couldn’t have been on patrol, because the comedian Gallagher is not a police officer.]
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