In the movie "Tokyo Sonata," a midlevel manager loses his job, but too ashamed to tell his family, hides the fact by waking up every morning, putting on a suit and going to job interviews instead. In the real life story of Martyn Goddard, a discount store worker loses his job, but too ashamed to tell his... Read More »
A sex-shop clerk in central Florida is being credited for keeping a cool head during an alleged robbery attempt by a 17-year-old boy that resulted in no one being harmed.
The teen allegedly attempted to rob the Cupid's Corner erotic novelty store in DeBary on Wednesday evening, because he was trying to help... Read More »
Getting robbed at gunpoint can be a pretty traumatic experience. But even worse? Getting robbed at gunpoint and then fired the next day. This misfortune befell one Massachusetts convenience store clerk, who was let go the day after a holdup because he had left too much cash in the register. Read More »
Employees of the California prison system are usually on the right side of the law. But a senior psychologist at California State Prison was recently arrested -- for the crime of pretending to be a victim of a crime. Her final day on the job was Dec. 22. Read More »
A trio of would-be robbers in Louisiana have been arrested after an unsuspecting convenience store clerk stepped outside just as the heist was to go down, foiling the plan, authorities said.
According to local police, the three suspects, which include a 20-year-old man and his 16-year-old wife, were about to... Read More »
Maybe they just wanted a little extra pepperoni.
Pizza Hut restaurants in the South have been hit by recent robberies, with incidents occurring in both Kentucky and North Carolina. A Louisville Pizza Hut branch was raided on Sept. 11 and, according to local media outlet WDRB, the caper wasn't a hard one to... Read More »
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A person dressed as Gumby walked into a Southern California convenience store, claiming to have a gun and demanding money, but costume trouble and a skeptical clerk thwarted the would-be robber. Read More »
There are a lot of things you could buy with $45,000 of stolen cash: a year at a prestigious private university, a pretty nice sailing vessel, a night at the Hugh Hefner Sky Villa at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. But when Spencer Cullen, 23, and Adriano Altiveros, 19, robbed the Arizona Walmart... Read More »