Two would-be thieves called in their own crime to police in Germany after they could not escape from a broken-down elevator over the weekend, police said in a statement.[Previous TGIS]
"This sounds really dumb," one of the thieves told police in Cologne over the elevator's emergency phone, "But I'm afraid that we wanted to break in and the elevator has gotten stuck."
They decided to phone for help when one thief injured his hand attempting to pry open the door.
Firemen eventually freed the men and they were arrested.
14 January 2011
TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (303)... The Sequel!
This week's bonus joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of Reuters (from Thursday, January 13; link good at time of posting):