Tuesday 1/22

An Alabama man, Phillip Sawdey approached the Starbucks cashier, unarmed, and demanded that she give him all the cash on hand, but she replied that she was unable to open the register. When he objected, the employee said she’d give him a dose of caffeine instead, which he accepted and walked out of the store. Cops found him a short time later, sipping his beverage in a parking lot, and arrested him for robbery without incident..

donkeyA trio of thieves nearly got away with robbing a convenience store in Colombia when their getaway donkey ruined everything! The three had managed to steal tuna, sardines, rum, rice, and oil from a little shop when the donkey’s braying alerted police. The thieves quickly abandoned their stolen goods—already loaded on 10-year-old Xavi—and ran off into the night. Police detained the donkey, which had also been stolen, for about 12 hours until the owner showed up to take him home.

A Florida couple was hauled off to jail after asking a Wal-Mart employee for help in loading up a big screen tv into their car.  Terry Wayne Davis and Tearra Sander were busted thanks to a surveillance tape showed them making the steal, then asking for assistance in getting it into the trunk. When they returned for a second round of shopping, store security called cops, who stopped their car – only to have Sander admit to the theft, and offer to return the TV in exchange for leniency.  The store manager declined, and decided to press charges – marking the ninth arrest for the pair, who remain jailed, unable to make bail.

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