View Full Version : Most Stupid Criminal Award - Another Nominee

02-11-2009, 08:21 AM
Florida man runs out of gas after robbing gas station

The Associated Press7:06 AM EST, February 11, 2009 CAPE HAZE, Fla. - Authorities say they've arrested an Englewood (http://www.sun-sentinel.com/topic/us/illinois/cook-county/chicago/englewood-PLGEO100100501252700.topic) East man who apparently forgot to fill up when he was robbing a gas station.

The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office says 23-year-old David Eric Hampton used a Bowie knife to rob a Cape Haze gas station early Sunday.

Deputies say Hampton pulled the 12-inch blade and demanded money. But when he left, a customer followed him and called 911.

While deputies were looking for signs of the robber, a newspaper carrier told them that a man in a car matching the one from the robbery had run out of gas nearby.
Hampton was arrested several hours after the robbery and charged with robbery with a weapon and loitering/prowling. He was released Monday on $10,500 bail.


02-11-2009, 12:53 PM
Thats a pretty good one, but I still like the guy who robbed a bank but left the hold-up note behind.

The catch: He wrote the note on the back of his utility bill ... the cops were waiting on him when he got home.