He found one that he preferred (a pink two piece) and walked around the daycare center for about 10 minutes until he apparently got bored, jumped over a counter, set off the motion detector, changed out of the swimsuit and left.
Barbara Lane, a restaurant manager in Oregon, was working late when a robber burst in and tried to threaten her. Lane, 69, wasn’t having it. She fought back ferociously, scaring the man off by brandishing a blade.
The Oregonian reports that Barbara Lane was reading a mystery novel behind the counter of the New China Garden Restaurant in SE Portand when a 30-something year-old man wearing a bandana over his face, came in at around midnight. Lane says,
“He just flipped the door open and made a run to jump over the counter. I just automatically grabbed my chair. I was going to hit him with it…”
During a press tour to promote the film Trespass (co-starring Nicole Kidman) Nicolas Cage told the frightening but hilarious tale of a personal home invasion,
“I was living in Orange County in Los Angeles at the time, I was asleep with my wife, my two-year-old at the time was in another room. And I opened my eyes and there was a naked man in my leather jacket eating a Fudgesicle in front of my bed.”
Cage went on to say that he didn’t press charges because the man “wasn’t all there.” (Hmmm, clothes AND brain gone?) And how things could have been much worse for the man,
The clerk however, didn’t take the Gumby thief seriously and ignored him, thinking it was a prank. This angered the green stick with arms, causing him to threaten the man,
“You don’t think it’s a robbery? Let me show you my gun.”
Besides being dressed as Gumby, the robber had another epic fail moment when he reached to get his gun but couldn’t find it in his bulky costume, managing only to procure 26 cents shortly before dropping it on the floor…