Buying a pack of smokes from a store will usually not lead to an arrest, unless the customer just robbed the place a few hours before. That's what police in Salt Lake City, Utah, say recently happened. The 18-year-old is accused of walking into a 7-Eleven and asking for some cigarettes when the clerk recognized him as the same person who had just stolen beer from the place. The clerk asked for an ID and the man indicated he had a gun. Despite the threat the clerk stalled long enough for a police dog and officer to arrive. The suspected thief was booked for robbery and theft.
Maybe this makes me a genius, but if I rob a store the last place I go for the next year...or ever...is to the store I robbed. Thank goodness so many of these criminals are idiots.