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A Plan Backfires

by | 28th, June 2004

‘AS plans go, the heist plotted by members of a gang in Salvador, Brazil, looked pretty good on paper. They’d storm the shop, brandish their guns and demand money and goods with menaces. It was genius.

But on the day of the caper things began to go awry. Having entered the shop, a gang member made the mistake of dropping his gun. It went off, shooting him in the leg.

His accomplices, thinking their mate was being shot at, legged it. But having straddled their motorbikes, they made the error of looking back to see who was behind them. And this caused them to fall off or crash.

“They were the easiest criminals to catch,“ said a local police chief. “We were all laughing.”’

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