Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Caller foils pathetic attempt to burglarize Family Dollar

Who needs to rob a bank with a gun when you can knock off a dollar store with a trash can lid? William O. Green, 45, of Chester, has been arrested after a bold, yet pitiful, attempt to burglarize the Family Dollar in New Castle.

Caller foils pathetic attempt to burglarize Family Dollar

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Why rob a bank with a gun when you can knock off a dollar store with a trash can lid?

Delaware State Police say William O. Green, 45, of Chester, Pa., was arrested last night after a bold, yet pitiful, attempt to burglarize the Family Dollar in New Castle.

Green, apparently some kind of master of low expectations, meatheaded his way into the dollar store by throwing a metal trash can lid through the front window, police said. He was promptly arrested, before he even got into the store, when a passerby called 911. He was armed with a 6-inch folding knife, cops say.

If anyone has $36,500, you can bail Green out of the Howard R. Young Correctional Institute. Or you can go to Family Dollar and buy 36,500 items.

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