A man tried to rob a jewelry store in suburban Seattle, but didn’t get too far…literally. The man was said to have entered the store saying he was shopping for engagement rings. He subsequently barraged the clerk with endless questions, and asked for her to remove everything out of the display case. When the clerk refused, he flashed a gun tucked in his pants. The robber quickly told the clerk to give him a dozen rings and then fled the store.
Apparently a number of good samaritans chased the man down the road, making headway. The exhausted robber first threw out the gun, which turned out to be a fake, and then threw the stolen engagement rings behind him. If he had been more agile, he would have gotten away with over $75,000 in stolen designer pieces! The robber who was handcuffed and out of breath told police he only had one lung when they arrested him.