A young man walked into a Chevron station in Poulsbo, Washington at 2:15 in the morning on December 25. According to Poulsboro police, the man brandished a butterfly knife and threatened to kill the employees if they didn't give him money. Despite the threat, one of the employees dialed 911.
“He got mad and knocked all the stuff off the counter and left,” Poulsbo Police Sgt. Bill Playter said of the would-be robber, noting that he fled the scene in a red 1999 Honda Accord, along with his get-away driver.
About an hour and a half later, Chevron employees again dialed 911 as the red Honda once again pulled into the parking lot. the suspects had returned — this time to ask directions out of town.
“I guess they got lost,” Poulsbo Police Sgt. Bill Playter surmised. “They’re not the brightest bulbs in the closet.”
The two once again left the scene and were apprehended by sheriff’s deputies and Poulsbo police officer Daniel LaFrance. The suspects not only admitted to the attempted robbery but a burglary they committed at Blockbuster Video earlier that night.
A search of the car yielded the knife and more than 30 video games. The two suspects were arrested on charges of second degree burglary and first degree robbery. Bail has been set at $250,000 each.