Skip to comments.Man Robs Store Wearing Flower Pot as Disguise, Wielding chainsaw
Posted on 02/13/2014 4:13:35 PM PST by nickcarraway
If there were awards for such things, an Australian teen would assuredly win the prize for most unique robbery attempt.
According to the Queensland Times, police were called to a local 7-Eleven store after reports that a chainsaw-wielding suspect, wearing a flowerpot on his head to disguise his identity, made a memorable attempt to rob the store.
Workers at the convenience store say around 4:30 a.m. Monday the suspect, Steven Frank Steele, entered the store and began terrorizing them in an attempt to rob the place.
They say Steele "lunged at them" with the chainsaw and then attacked several display racks and a window while demanding money.
Police say things got even more bizarre when Steele dropped his pants "exposing his buttocks" to the shocked store employees.
Instead of handing over cash, the two employees fled to a back room to escape the chaos.
Steele allegedly then gave up and left with only a bottle of soda.
He didn't get far. A police officer responding to reports of the robbery noticed Steele walking down a nearby street and placed him under arrest.
The allegedly stolen chainsaw was found nearby in a bush by a police dog.
Steele is charged with multiple crimes, including one count of armed robbery, two counts of willful damage, one count of public nuisance and with damaging a parked vehicle while fleeing the crime scene.
Investigators say Steele was drunk during the late-night rampage.
Another Ned Kelly wannabe. LOL!
See? If I put this flower pot on my head they’ll all look at it and not my face. They’ll never recognize me! It’s a great disguise!
Is mental illness becoming a competitive sport?
Drunk, chainsaw, flower pot on head, Australia, showing his butt ...
This could be an Undead Thread.
You just can’t make the sh*t up.
All it needs is an aardvark.
Hard to believe...
What was their first clue?
The poor bastard couldnt find a gun because thier aint none, one up for the gun confiscating progressive a##es
Naw, can't be!!
Fiction trumping ping
Perp asks “are Me not men”
vacuous loutish teenaged morons arent exclusive to North America?
The US is actually a few years behind Euroland and some other places on that slope
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I thought 7-Eleven employees were required to have squirt guns filled with Agent Orange at all times.
Hey, whoa, wait just a dang minute here. The police can just arrest any chainsaw-wielding, flower-pot-wearing, buttocks-exposing guy they see walking down the street? THAT'S PROFILING!
I’m sure I don’t know. I’ve considered an overnight shift at Walmart, but not a job in a convenience store. I don’t have that much life insurance.
I’m picturing a large flower pot, 3 gallon or so, inverted and obscuring the man’s face.
I pictured him cutting out the bottom of the pot, putting his head in it, and cutting out eye holes.
I figured he was so drunk he didn’t need eye holes.
I think I read something similar in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” by Hunter S. Thompson. Except a crate of grapefruit was involved as well.
“I will call on my fully sick boys” and then he pulled out a chainsaw and went Chk Chk Boom.
I worked at a convenience store many many years ago. We had a noggin-smacking implement near the register.
I had a long line at the counter one evening and one of the local hoodlums raising hell in the store. I asked the customers to be patient for a moment. I came from around the counter and bodily threw the hoodlum out into the parking lot. I came back to a huge round of applause- LOL
That’s the worst thing that happened on one of my shifts.
Guy that relieved me one night for the graveyard shift went hand to hand with a Buick- in the store. Guy came in at about 2:05 and tried to buy alcohol (2:00 was the cut-off time then) and he didn’t take being denied very well.
I have a very varied background!
Ahhhh .. the value is truly in the thousands of words.
Now if he had a cape and Dr. Seus knee-high socks he would truly set a fashion standard for convenient store burglars.
Im rather surprised that in his condition he didnt cut himself rather badly
what were the chances of his flower pot slipping ....diverting his already alcohol unfoused attention from the position of the chainsaw?
will the convenience store release the video?
I feel the need to work that one into casual conversation soon.
I'm awfully small to attempt that.
I could hit you on the head with a 2-year-old.
That man is paid to write “Most unique”?!
“That’s no way to go through life son.”
Apparently he was a little too far off the norm, even in Australia.
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I don’t know, between the US, England, and the Aussies, think we got a lock on the crazy criminal stories.
Oh, no! We get crazy criminal news posted from Asia, South America, or Africa here regularly. In Africa, there’s usually witchcraft involved. In Asia, there’s usually underage girls.
Something is either unique or it is not; it can’t be most unique.
Im picturing a large flower pot, 3 gallon or so, inverted and obscuring the mans face.
That’s what I picture, but how does he see then?
Picture in post 26. It looks like the pot is on his head, but not obscuring his face. Great disguise!
I reminds me of my 2-year-old, the aforementioned blunt trauma instrument, putting a stuffed animal on her head and announcing, “My hat!”
Yeah, I did see the picture after I had made my comment. Something tells me your two-year-old has more sense than this guy. :)
I guess we need a 3 day waiting period for chainsaw purchases.
No Texan would be caught dead with that itsy-bitsy chainsaw. Is that a butter knife?
A three day waiting period for gardening supplies.
I’ll see your crazy African and Asian criminal stories and raise you http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/photos/
Been to a few of their concerts.
I’m at Walmart almost every day, but nobody has taken my picture.