Beer Heist Goes Terribly Wrong

Three teens face charges after bungled robbery: Cops
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2011 8:19 PM CDT
Three 19-year-olds face robbery charges and more.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – An epic fail in the beer heist department, according to cops in Los Angeles County. They say two 19-year-olds went into a market and fled with a 30-pack of Tecate. Employees chased them and caught one, reports the Los Angeles Times. The other jumped into a waiting car driven by a third 19-year-old, but it soon crashed when a store employee jumped on the hood to avoid getting hit. One suspect then ran into a car wash next door, which happened to be in operation. He came out soaked, and into the arms of police.

"By the time he came out of the car wash, the officer was already on the other end of the tunnel," recalls the manager. "It was kind of funny. It was a nice show." That leaves the third suspect at large. He got away scot-free—but left his wallet in the crashed car. Cops got in touch and convinced him to turn himself in. The trio faces charges of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon (their car), and resisting arrest.

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