If this were a Seinfeld joke we’d be all like, “What is the deal with would-be burglars not executing the getaway plan lately?” We’re no Jerry Seinfelds but it is pretty darn ridiculous. In this latest case, a man suspected of trying to rob a Rent-A-Center in Massachusetts didn’t even make it inside his intended target, and instead had the misfortune to become lodged underneath a loading bay door.
The almost-thief was discovered on Tuesday morning around 8:45 a.m. by an employee, and told the worker that he’d been lying underneath the door since about midnight, say cops.
“He tried to pry open the garage door with a metal bed post. As a result of trying to squeeze into the business, apparently the door fell onto the suspect’s head, and he was unable to free himself,” said a detective in the police department.
Once cops arrived on the scene and freed the man, “he was brought out of that position and complained of a headache,” and was taken to the hospital with a large bruise on the back of his head.
And of course, warn cops — don’t try this move at home. Or at any other place with a loading bay door you shouldn’t be prying open in the first place.
“It could have been a fatal situation if more momentum had occurred so I don’t recommend that for anyone to try,” said the detective.
The man will be charged with breaking and entering and malicious damage to property.