Men breaking into jewelry shop end up in KFC instead

Two men were arrested for holding up a KFC near Brisbane, Australia, but they had actually planned on robbing the jewelry shop next door. The gentlemen had broken through a wall in the building yet ended up in the chickenery instead. From The Telegraph:
The pair of thieves were making their third attempt to rob the jewellers. They had previously attempted to smash through the front window.

When that attempt failed they then tried to get in through the back doors, but instead found themselves in the neighbouring Animal Welfare League Opportunity Shop.

"Australian heist goes wrong as robbers tunnel into KFC not jewellers" (Thanks, Ari Pescovitz!)


  1. Awesome – life is imitating art.
    I just watched Woody Allen’s “Small Time Crooks” this weekend, and something just like this happens!

    1. Maybe Guy Ritchie is bankrolling idiot criminals in order to get ideas for his next film.

  2. The fools!  Doesn’t KFC realize how close they came to losing the Colonel’s secret blend of eleven herbs and spices?!?

    1. The grammar gorilla in me must point out that the correct usage would be “. . .one way to run afoul of the law.”

      But yes, you’re quite an amusing fellow.  Bravo.

  3. They should have done a cost/benefit analysis beforehand; no sense in risking gaol time for such a poultry reward.

  4. The pair of thieves were making their third attempt to rob the jewellers.

    If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it.  –  Attributed to W. C. Fields

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