Maybe he wasn’t looking, maybe he didn’t notice … or maybe he just didn’t give a damn, but a 21-year-old man tried to rob a convenience store in Georgia while an armed police officer in full uniform stood right behind him in line!
According to reports, Stephen Daniel, who obviously is a little “slow,” walked up to the counter, demanding that the cashier give him all the money in the register.
The whole thing was caught on tape, and in the surveillance video footage, you can hear Stephen yelling expletives at the cashier (who was also the store manager) as they go back-and-forth.
Daniel: “Yo. Give me all the money in the (expletive) register. Right now! Give me all the money in the (expletive) register.”
Daniel: “Because I said so.”
The manager, who could clearly see the uniformed officer standing directly behind the would-be robber, started laughing as he adhered to the dumb robber’s absurd request.
“The manager was laughing at the time he was putting the money in the bag because he was looking at me over the guy who was robbing him,” Lt. B.W. Brown said. “I know what was going on, but he’s not dumb enough to do this with me standing right behind him.”
But Stephen Daniel was, in fact, dumb enough to try and rob a store with a uniformed cop present. And as soon as he turned around, he finally noticed the officer and was immediately arrested while everyone in the store looked on in amusement.
“I’m standing right behind him. I got a hold of him by the shoulder and placed him under arrest for robbery. It was a comedy type thing,” Lt. Brown said, adding, “In 34 years, I have never had one happen the way this one did.”
What an idiot!
The guy was later charged with “robbery by fear.”
Watch the hilarious incident below: