Three Chicago men were charged with armed robbery after they accidentally ran inside a suburban police department while trying to avoid being captured, authorities said.
Squad cars chased a speeding vehicle along southbound Route 41, exiting on Old Deerfield Road in Highland Park before the vehicle crashed at Richfield Avenue.
The crash happened adjacent to a parking lot at the Highland Park Police Station.
Highland Park Deputy Chief Timothy Wilinski told the Chicago Tribune the men tried to flee the scene of the crash, but one was taken into custody in the parking lot of the police station. Two others allegedly continued into the lobby of the building, where they then hid behind a vending machine. Eventually, they too were taken into custody. –NBC 5 Chicago
So, to recap:
◊ Instead of making a clean getaway, they are chased by the police
◊ They crash the getaway car
◊ Trying to escape on foot, they run into a police station.
I have the perfect song for these miscreants. If it wasn’t for bad luck, they wouldn’t have no luck at all.
The armed crooks entered the take-out portion of Monaghan’s Pub in Woodlawn (Maryland) on Tuesday night and held up an employee at gunpoint before running off with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said….
“At that time, the person who had been behind the counter knew that there was a retirement party for a police officer happening, so they went into the other portion and alerted the officers to the fact that they had just been involved in an armed robbery,” Baltimore County Police Officer Jennifer Peach said.
Off-duty officers at the shindig quickly ran out and took the men into custody. –New York Post
And the quote of the day by Baltimore County Police Office Jennifer Peach:
I’m sure that they weren’t planning on there being a large room filled with police officers.
A glance at Mr. McCoy (below) confirms her observation.