Sunday, August 23, 2009

"Camouflage 101 class failure."

My thanks to typeay for this chuckle, which he entitles: A "Camouflage 101 class failure."

Robbery suspect spray-paints face for disguise, dies

Posted: Aug 21, 2009

Thomas James (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
Michael Thomas (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS-TV) - Richland County deputies say a man spray-painted his face in order to disguise himself during a robbery, but died after he had trouble breathing after the robbery.

Sheriff Leon Lott says on July 31 at around 7:00pm 23-year-old Michael Gregory Thomas and 24-year-old Thomas James entered the Sprint PCS store on Sparkleberry Lane, pulled out a guns and demanded money.

Lott says the two men stole wallets, purses and credit cards from employees as well as money from the store before ordering the employees into a bathroom while both men fled.

Lott says Thomas James spray-painted his face in order to conceal his identity during the robbery. Investigators later learned that after the robbery took place, James began having trouble breathing and died.

Witnesses from the store identified Michael Thomas as one of the robbers, and Thomas was arrested on August 17, taken to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center and charged with armed robbery.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts says they are running toxicity tests on James and are waiting for them to come back to learn James' cause of death. Watts said it will take a couple of weeks before the tests come back.

"This demonstrates the value of not being seen."


^Hawk^ said...

That is why we don't need warnings like these:

Do not put plastic bag over head, suffocation may occur.

Do not use this electrical device while in the shower, electrocution could occur.

Do not ingest this desiccant bag.

By stopping people from doing these things, we are diluting the gene pool with more idiots. These same idiots are voting guys like Barrack Obama into office.

So Adios Thomas James! You were a complete waste of oxygen, and the world is better off without you!


Anonymous said...

Loved it! Clean the gene pool.
Should this waste-of-breath get at least a nomination for the Darwin Award?

B Woodman

Kent McManigal said...

Maybe someone should market such a product: "Krylon Felon- Spray-on face camo for the armed robber". Increase the toxicity, but put a warning label on it (which uses only multisyllabic words).

Happy D said...

Do not ingest this desiccant bag.
Which just makes you want to eat them more.

parapacem said...

Maybe a bit tangential but I recall a T-shirt which read,

"Sucking Chest Wound:
God's Way of Telling You
Your Camo Ain't Working "