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Published:May 10th, 2015 11:15 EST

Moron Pepper Sprays Himself During Robbery

By Robert Paul Reyes

"The Register-Herald reports that Michael Kevin Meadows, 43, of West Virginia was arrested May 6 for attempted robbery.


Authorities say a man went into a pharmacy in Beaver the day before wearing full camouflage and a paintball mask.

The would-be robber started spraying pepper spray in an effort to take down employees, then walked into the cloud of pepper spray in front of him. Police say security footage showed he was affected by his own pepper spray."

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My pithy observations:

If a robber robs a hunting and outdoor apparel store he might be well-advised to wear full camouflage, but if he intends to hold-up a pharmacy shouldn`t he be dressed as a pharmacist?

If this Einstein was planning on employing pepper spray shouldn`t he have donned a gas mask instead of a paintball mask?

Is anybody surprised that the dateline for this news item is West Virginia?

And is anyone surprised this hapless criminal was nabbed so quickly by the police?

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