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Published:February 22nd, 2012 12:10 EST

Dude Brandishing A Light Bulb Tries To Rob Gas Station

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Police in San Diego said a would-be robber who armed himself with a fluorescent light bulb was foiled when a clerk refused to hand over any cash.

Investigators said the man walked into the Washington Street Shell Station just prior to 11 p.m. Monday, brandished the light bulb and smashed it on the desk, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Tuesday."



The jokes just write themselves..

Watt the heck was he thinking?

This dude isn`t exactly the brightest bulb in the pack!

How many light bulb-brandishing thieves does it take to rob a gas station? Doesn`t matter as long as one of them is also brandishing a gun.

How did the moron come up with the idea of brandishing a light bulb to rob a gas station. Did a light bulb come on in his head?

The clerk wasn`t impressed with the would-be robber`s feat of strength, if he had swallowed the bulb instead of smashing it on the desk, maybe the cashier would have handed over the cash.

The clerk would have been the laughingstock of the gas station industry if he had forked over any money to a bad guy brandishing a light bulb.

The would-be robber must have been devastated when he failed to impress the gas station employee; I bet he was so crushed that he would have cleaned up the mess if the clerk had ordered him.

In January 1, 2012 a new law went into effect phasing out standard 100-watt incandescent bulbs, at least this dude was brandishing a politically-correct fluorescent bulb.

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