22 June 2007

TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (120)... The Sequel!

This week's bonus joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of Reuters (from Tuesday, June 19; link good at time of posting):
A would-be German thief went from predator to victim when he tried to mug a taxi driver but ended up having his own wallet snatched instead.

After the 20-year-old stole the driver's wallet, a scuffle broke out between the two, in which the cabbie not only recovered his property but also took his attacker's wallet, police in the western town of Aldenhoven said Tuesday.

The driver then locked himself in his taxi and called the police, who were amazed to find the mugger waiting patiently for them on the curb next to the vehicle when they arrived.

"He wanted his wallet back," a police spokesman said.

[Previous TGIS]

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