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Jamie Neil Robbed Gas Station Wearing A Clear Plastic Bag
There are dumb thieves and there is Jamie Neil.
This 41-year-old Brit was convicted this week of robbing a gas station in Cornwall, U.K. last September -- while wearing a see-through plastic bag.
Neil and his accomplice, Gareth Tilley, 20, were drunk and high on stolen medication when they decided to rob the gas station. In their haste, they each grabbed the nearest thing they could use as a disguise; a scarf for Tilley and a plastic bag for Neil, the Daily Mail reported.
Tilley wasn't exactly a top-notch criminal either.
He tried using his mobile phone as a pretend gun, only to have the phone light up during the call. When that happened, the female cashier quickly hit an alarm. Neil then head-butted her, and he and Tilley grabbed several bottles of booze and made their getaway, the Metro reported.
However, Neil's see-through bag was such a lame disguise that he was arrested two days later by an off-duty cop who instantly recognised him in the street from the security footage, the Sun reported.
Neil was sentenced to two years in prison for his crime while Tilley received a two-year sentence at an earlier trial, according to the Telegraph.