Australian bloke used a Wheelie Bin to nick $10k worth of cowboy hats
Although we can’t talk from experience, we reckon that for the discerning criminal, there must be hundreds of ways to camouflage their diabolical deeds. Deadset, the use of the clipboard to access out-of-bounds areas is a pretty well-known one, and movies seem to rely on the trope of dressing up like a maid or custodian pretty regularly, but one thing that had never occurred to us was the use of the wheelie bin. Still, we shouldn’t get too carried away – it’s not always successful. Just ask the bloke from this story…
Yeah, rightio, before we get started, let’s consider the wheelie bin. When it comes to moving things, it’s definitely capable of carrying a fairly large volume, the fact it has wheels is a huge f**ken advantage, and it even keeps your load covered so that no one can see it.
On top of that, there’s a connotation with wheelie bins. Most of us don’t really want to know what gross s**t is inside. So in that way, we can see why a crim would use one.
When that crim is stealing something like cowboy hats, we can definitely see the advantage. Good quality hats are not f**ken cheap, and you’d be able to fit a metric buttload of them in a wheelie bin.
And that must be exactly what the unnamed villain of today’s piece was thinking. The cheeky 32-year-old bugger allegedly broke into a hat-shop in Scone, New South Wales at about 5:30am a few weeks ago. He loaded dozens of hats, some of which were worth up to $300, into his wheelie bin and made a clean getaway!
If you’re wondering just what the value of his contraband was, police reckon the load was worth about $10,000. Fark!
Unfortunately for him, though, they busted him three weeks after the crime. He’d made his way to Tamworth, Australia’s Country Music Capital, obviously hoping to sell ‘em at the next hodown.
Now that he’s been charged with breaking and entering, as well as possession of stolen goods, he won’t be needing a hat where he’s going.
Final thought: Okay, what we do have to consider here is the creative use of an everyday object to assist in a crime. So, if you were to engage in crime, what everyday object would you use to help you in your endeavours? Let us know in the comments section, just don’t be silly enough to stitch yourself up and admit your guilt. The cops might be reading!
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