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Wannabe Burglar Hurls Brick, the Brick Hits Back

He's being called the 'Bad Luck Bandit'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 3, 2018 9:30 AM CDT

(Newser) – Either he didn't know he was facing bulletproof glass, or he didn't quite know what happens when you throw something at bulletproof glass. Either way, a guy who broke into a Maryland takeout restaurant on Sept. 20 was likely nursing a nasty head bump the next day. NBC New York reports on the attempted burglary in Suitland, in which the would-be burglar did manage the first step of getting into the eatery by smashing the front window and stepping into the venue's waiting area. His next task: to break the window leading to the locked-down back room.

As surveillance footage shows, that's when things hit a snag. The suspect threw what appears to be a brick (WJLA says it may have been a large rock) two times at the window, which was made of bulletproof material. On the third try, as seen in the video, the brick once more bounces off the window, but this time it smacks the "Bad Luck Bandit" (CBS Philly's name for him) right in the head. He falls to his hands and knees in what was surely a good amount of pain, and NBC notes he stretched out on the ground for a few minutes before getting up and leaving. Cops are still looking for him. (Read more dumb criminals stories.)

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