Robbers generally try to avoid the police, what with the fact that those are the guys with the guns and handcuffs. But one enterprising crook in British Columbia took the opposite tack: not only trying to rob a Starbucks while cops were present, but also jumping in front of them in line.
"[The officers] looked at each other in astonishment that someone would attempt that with two uniform officers in the room," Sgt. Bruce Carrie told a Canadian TV station.
The cops then tackled the would-be thief and arrested him. He now faces charges of attempted robbery, assault and having the world's worst short-term memory.