Surveillance cameras caught everything when three stooges — maybe not the originals, but their techniques were very similar — charged into a Houston department store in early morning hours.
Three masked bandidos, one with a shotgun, one with a revolver and the third guy apparently assigned as the bagman, had obviously rehearsed their roles, blitzing the store like lightning. Employees scattered and tried to hide. But within two seconds the master crime plan fell apart.
On the video you can see the dude with the rifle accidentally bump the dummy with the revolver, causing revolver dude to jump like he’d been goosed by a ghost and pull the trigger of his wheelgun. The gunshot terrifies the rifleman, who jumps and bumps the pistolero again, terrifying him further and they both start spastically pullin’ their triggers, scaring themselves even worse, while the third guy is jumpin’ out of his skin, believing all three of them are being shot at by hidden, heavily-armed store employees. Now in full panic-mode, all three commence high-speed scuttling like crabs on crack, with the two shooters spraying gunfire everywhere as they beat a most undignified retreat back out the door and down the sidewalk.
The employees, meanwhile, are still shivering behind counters, wondering who’s getting shot. The answer is — nobody. Well, except for a mannequin. After reviewing the video, a Houston PD spokesman declares the trio “the clumsiest criminals (he’s) ever seen,” but warns people that makes them doubly dangerous, because they’re armed — and klutzy scaredy-cats.