daring thief in the Jiangsu city of Yangzhou risked serious injury last week, literally running through the glass door of a mobile phone shop in order to grab the precious communication devices inside. Turns out, not worth it, at all.
Surveillance footage from Friday night shows the man, evidently disguised in a cartoon hat, attempting to unlock the store’s front door. When that failed, he simply backed up and rushed full speed at the door, smashing straight through. Once inside, he began frantically snatching smartphones from a display table before fleeing the scene.
Unfortunately for him, the phones that he stole were just demo phones, making them pretty much worthless. A staff member said that replacing the door would cost more than all the stolen phones combined.
Netizens noted that the man’s robbery would have gone much better if only he had watched the 2018 Chinese dark comedy A Cool Fish, the plot of which sees a village gangster robbing a cell phone store and making off with a bag full of worthless demo phones. Truly, art imitates life.