Sep 25, 2009

Darwin Awards

The Darwin Awards are a chronicle of enterprising demises honoring those who improve the species by accidentally removing themselves from it! One must be slightly sick (in the best possible sense of the word) to enjoy these, but some of them are downright hilarious. There is even a web site that offers at least a hundred such stories (

One of my favorites from several years ago tells this story:

A man walked into a Louisiana Circle-K, put a $20 bill on the counter, and asked for change. When the clerk opened the cash drawer, the man pulled a gun and asked for all the cash in the register, which the clerk promptly provided. The man took the cash from the clerk and fled, leaving the $20 bill on the counter. The total amount of cash he got from the drawer...$15.

If someone points a gun at you and gives you money, is a crime committed?


Debbie said...

Depends on whether he had a permit to carry a weapon!

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