The Knucklehead of the Day award
Today's winner is David K Booth of Royal Oak Michigan. Mr. Booth held up a 7-Eleven but forgot one vital step in his holdup preperations. He forgot to gas up the getaway vehicle!
David K Booth is a classic knucklehead of the day.
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(8/10/06 - ROYAL OAK, MI) - A man charged with robbing a 7-Eleven might have avoided capture if he'd spent some of the loot at a nearby gas station.
David K. Booth, 44, of Royal Oak, was arrested early Tuesday while sitting in the getaway truck, its gas tank empty, police said. He pleaded not guilty Wednesday in 44th District Court to one count of unarmed robbery.
Booth entered the 7-Eleven, implied he had a weapon and demanded the money in the cash register, police said. The clerk complied, then called 911 after the robber drove away, police said.
An officer responding to the call noticed a pickup parked on the side of a road about a mile away. The suspicious officer checked inside, saw a man matching the robber's description, arrested him and, for good measure, found the allegedly stolen cash.
"We recovered everything," Deputy Police Chief Chris Jahnke told The Daily Tribune.