Armed robber locked in
Courtesy Twitter
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You see the darnedest things on the internets, don’t you? Those locks and bars on the windows and doors don’t just keep people out, they’re equally effective at locking someone inside. We don’t know where this happened or when (assuming it’s legit). If you do, please let us know in the comments.

The store’s back door (if there is one) was also apparently locked and barred, preventing the would-be robber’s escape that way. In any case, quick thinking by the manager/owner.

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  1. He found god and the error of his ways. Need I say it? Dare I say it? He was just turning his life around.

    Nobody that stupid should ever be unsupervised on the streets again.

    • Wow, now that was goooooood! I laughed out loud.

      I tip my hat to you sir for one of the best puns that I have heard in a very long time!

      (And as my comment indicates below, I welcome laughter right now in the midst of struggling with a new tool that appears to be defective.)

      • Try the veal. Specifically the picatta.

        You’ll feel better, I promise. (Xanax is the secret ingredient, goes great with the capers and a glass of wine.)

        • *Piccata

          Oh well, better than what my phone tries to make it. “Pic attacks” sounds like a selfie site.

  2. I love it!

    I am having kind of a rough day and I am really frustrated with a new tool that I just purchased which seems to be defective. This video certainly brightened my afternoon.

  3. Find something legitimate to write about. This is an old video (click bait) not worthy of posting because of its age. Why TTAG would allow this does not make sense.

    • I have never seen this video before. And as I indicated in both of my comments above, this video (and the associated comments) is brightening my otherwise less-than-stellar day.

    • You realize that you can just skip articles you don’t want to bother with, right?

      Find something legitimate to write bitch about.

      FTFY. You’re welcome.

    • You might want to try Midol. I heard on the internets that it works for men too. Give it a shot and have a great day.

      • Still don’t work on soy-boy SJW mamma’s basement weasels though. No testosterone of course, but even females are more manly. Waaaaa I just wanna complain, hold their breaths pass out and complain they have even worse headache… It is one vicious circle. Sometimes the comments from these little melties, are funnier… or maybe just sadder.

    • I don’t care how old it is.
      Funny is ageless.
      And that right there, that’s FUNNY.
      Tears in my eyes FUNNY.

  4. By the way did it dawn on anyone that the robber’s default mindset was that he was NOT going to go to jail until the store manager locked him in the store?

    Think about that. Before the armed robber had any inkling that he would be trapped inside the store, he was certain that he would rob the store and get away with it scott-free — never going to jail for it.

    There is something important there in his mindset for us to learn/understand.

    • The ladies, or at learst the first one, that knew something was up when that guy first walked in. Had they all had their eyes on their would have been a different out come. Great situational awareness and judgement.

  5. “… is this… structural racism?”

    Nah, just garden veriety systemic racism. The entire store had a layered security system, thus systemic racism. And the first cop through the door was white. And the alleged perp was forced to ly on the floor, obviously the first step in using either a choke hold, or sit on the perp so he couldn’t breathe. Your observation faculties are failing you.


    That lady who recognized what was happening and hurried customers out, remembering to lock the door behind her deserves a medal!

    Nicely Done! πŸ™‚

  7. Was he trying to shoot the lock? If so, too bad he didn’t catch a ricochet. Not a fatal one. Just enough to put an exclamation mark on his stupidity. Loved the way he started begging at the end. “I have nothing!” Yet, he was threatening to leave the store clerk without her life.

    • “Not a fatal one” <— The problem with the world today…. compassion for animals that HATE YOU

  8. This is so “Pre-Covid”. There’s enough new news you don’t have to fish from the archives!

  9. From the link:

    Jan. 4, 2018 at 7:22 a.m. EST
    A robbery was thwarted at a Houston business when a quick-thinking worker exited the store and locked the would-be thief inside, Houston police said in a statement posted Wednesday, along with a newly released video of the incident. The suspect begged to be let out, but not before he tried to shoot the lock off the door, perhaps something he saw in the movies.

    John Bell, 22, pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and was sentenced to five years in prison on Dec. 18 in connection with the April incident at Latino Cellular, according to the police statement.

    • “Jan. 4, 2018 at 7:22 a.m. EST
      A robbery was thwarted at a Houston business when a quick-thinking worker exited the store and locked the would-be thief inside…”

      Every now and then, a blast from the past is just the right treat, at just the right time.

  10. Instead of shooting watermelons and old car doors we need to get a channel that does comparison shoots on store doors.

  11. Yep…ole Forrest Gump had another bro pegged…”Stupid is as stupid does.” They just keep building that same brand. It’s not about skin color. It’s what is between one’s ears and in one’s heart. They chose to include skin color as an identifier. Like the proverbial dumb blonde. Or fiery redhead. Or Bubba Redneck. Don’t like how others see you. CHANGE YOUR DAMN BRAND THAT YOU CREATED!!!!!!

    • Repeat offender. Guess he can kiss that deferred adjudication goodbye. It would be nice if the state would make him serve out the first 12 yrs he got too.

  12. That reminds me of the video out west of two guys covering gunshop owner & wife, then stopping to look at a gun & wife shoots him when he looked away. they ran & were picked up at hospital.

  13. I’ve Seen this Video Before, Someone Posted It on Facebook Well Over a Year Ago – It’s Still Funny-as-$hit Though, Never Gets Old!!!


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