Stick-up kid foiled by beer-throwing store manager

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  1. hymenopterid says:

    That’s what you get for robbing Donkey Kong.

  2. Kevin P. Sullivan says:

    Doesn’t know his own history….Agincourt

  3. Guinness – a very stout drink. 

  4. xian says:

    I hope he was throwing the cheap stuff, otherwise it might have been better to let that dude have the till money.

  5. fuzzyfuzzyfungus says:

    Wow. The perp actually looks like he just walked straight out of Central Casting’s chav archetype storage bunker… 

  6. Jim Kelly says:

    Brad Hamilton: GET OFF MY CASE, MOTHERF**KER!

    Jeff Spicoli: All right, Hamilton!

  7. Alistair Muldal says:

    This confirms my belief that Carling is a beer that’s probably best used as a blunt weapon

  8. GuyInMilwaukee says:

    stick-up “artist”?
    Maybe with a government grant he can form that into something useful for the kinetic art fair.

  9. saint_al says:

    After 9/11, on 9/14, I was aboard a TWA flight (delayed) and the pilot told us: (paraphrased)- “If you see ANYONE demonstrating the behavior you heard about on the news, start throwing loose objects at them. Shoes, laptops, ice cubes, anything loose and I will steer this aircraft to the nearest airport and have them deal with it.” There was a huge round of applause and cheering; the pilot’s remarks were sincere since TWA’s future was unclear due to an impending sale. 

  10. RJ says:

    What, no crossbow behind the counter? Not even a sword and buckler? Damn, England, get it together.

  11. Stonewalker says:

    Good thing the robber wasn’t actually willing to hurt anybody…

    • I dunno about that.  Chavs don’t have normal human emotions and seem to really enjoy a spot of stabbing.

      • Charles Céleste Hutchins says:

         Your classism is so charming

        • Give me a break. I’m assuming that you’re not from the UK?

          Chavs are not a class of people, in the same way that football hooligans aren’t a class of people.

          • Antinous / Moderator says:

            Chavs are not a class of people…

            A lot of social scientists would disagree with you, and there’s been a great deal of discussion about the implications of using chav as a slur.

          • Really? Citation? (I’m not being snarky, I’d be interested to see)

            Considering that many chavs are quite proud to be referred to as chavs I can’t imagine it’s a particular problematic term – it’s like calling a jock a jock. I’m still intrigued as to how they could be considered a class when what primarily defines them is their behaviour and what they wear (not that what they wear makes them bad people, but it’s part of the package).

            As I say, if chavs are a class of people then so are football hooligans – so I’m struggling to get this perspective.

  12. Bodhipaksa says:

    The numpty probably came back ten minutes later to see if he could buy the dinged cans of beer at half price.

  13. humanresource says:

    Alcohol: the cause and cure of all life’s problems.
    -Homer Simpson.

  14. Good thing the store was stuffed with cameras, otherwise you wouldn’t be able to see everyone’s face except the robber’s …
    (and wouldn’t have this video, which is cool, but was that the reason?)

    • dragonfrog says:

       Given the amount of time spent showing the blond lady entering the shop, I was expecting some sort of twist ending where the nice lady with the friendly-seeming demeanour pulls a knife when the clerk’s back is turned…

  15. I misread the headline as “bear-throwing store manager”. That would have made for an interesting defense strategy. 

  16. JoshP says:

      i think the manager was applying the halfling racial bonus for beer chucking.

  17. LogrusZed says:

    Tthat’s why I always rob as a Kender. The hoopak is a versatile weapon.

  18. pjcamp says:

    Good thing it wasn’t high gravity. Somebody might have gotten hurt.

  19. oasisob1 says:

    I think the manager seriously limited himself. You don’t throw a bag full of stones, you throw each stone individually.

    • BombBlastLightingWaltz says:

      Many bags of stones were available, plus the greater mass of said sacks. Probably part of a preconceived defence plan, when something like this happens. He is no runt either. When he runs out of cases of beer, he would simply pick up a display stand and heave. Store manager SMASH!

    • toyg says:

      You forget reloading times. Some of those cans are damn hard to unpack.

  20. TacoChuck says:

    In light of this incident, they really need to rethink having the ‘behind the counter area’ open directly to the front door of the place.

    Seems to put the person working the counter at uneeded risk.

    • BombBlastLightingWaltz says:

      True, but if there was a type of barrier, the target area around the door area would have greater coverage from the barrage of incoming beers.  

  21. BombBlastLightingWaltz says:

    There was a burglary at my dad’s place of work back in the early 70′s at an audio recording studio. Blood was all over a broken window and on the floor inside, with foot prints leading away to steal equipment. So a few years ago I mentioned this in passing conversion and this one elderly bloke pips up laughing, “Did they find the blood was 90% cow and 10% human?” and he split his gut chuckling.

  22. jhertzli says:

    I’m reminded of “The Tiddlywink Warriors” by Poul Anderson and Gordon Dickson in which beer bottles are the weapons that win a battle.

  23. CTG says:

    The beer… WAS THE BEER HURT?!?

  24. Henry Pootel says:

    He probably was yelling, “BEER BOTTLE BEER BOTTLE BEER BOTTLE!” as he threw it.

  25. bumblebeeeeeee says:

    it is racist to say he is English unless he identifies himself that way. Otherwise he is British.

    • Purplecat says:

      That makes absolutely no sense. According to the links, this happened in Essex, in the south of England. Describing this idiot as English is perfectly valid, in exactly the same way as you’d talk about the English rioters of last year.

      • Antinous / Moderator says:

        There are English criminals?!? According to the Daily Mail, all crime in the UK is committed by people from Eastern Europe. Preferably on expired visas. And benefits. Surely they can’t be making things up. That would overturn my whole worldview.

      • bumblebeeeeeee says:

        English is not a nationality. Since the 18th century: people are British and they live in the United Kingdom.

  26. Colin Curry says:

    I’m not a convenience store robber, but who the fuck jogs into the place they are sticking up?

  27. BlackPanda says:

    Video seems to have been taken down.

  28. Glen Kiltz says:

    It’s only merchandise. Highly replaceable the Manager’s not. 

  29. miasm says:

    The irony of this situation is that the the perp was, in fact, demanding he be supplied with beer.

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