Clients do the most ridiculous things sometimes. But what do you do with one who takes stupidity to another level?
In a move that could have only been inspired by watching The Little Mermaid one too many times, a man has confessed to robbing a bank while dressed in swimming goggles and a bright pink scarf.
He was also toting a tuna can designed to look like a bomb.
After being convicted of assault, Sean Collins of Glasgow, Scotland was ordered to pay $3,200 in restitution, reports STV. Having lost his job due to the conviction, he had no money to pay both the fine and his mortgage.
So he decided that he would rob a bank.
Upon entering the bank, the station reports that Sean Collins put a "tin with wires sticking out of it" in front of the cashier, and then told her to give him the money.
She thought he was joking. Well, that is until he showed her a 12-inch knife.
Surveillance footage was later found of Sean Collins changing clothes in the bathroom of a local supermarket, notes STV.
Remember, if a client of yours is ordered to pay restitution but fears he may lose his home in the process, tell him not don't try and rob a bank.
And definitely don't wear clashing goggles and scarves.
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