I’m a big fan of irony. My biggest problem as it relates to irony, however, is the fact that many people often confuse irony for coincidence.
Luckily for us, every once in awhile, a textbook example of irony comes down the pike to reset our understanding of the word, in hopes that dumber members of society will “get it”.
In El Cajon, CA, a gun store was robbed by three geniuses carrying…fake guns. Police said that one of the suspects using the fake firearm held up a store employee at fake gunpoint while the others used a hammer to shatter a gun case where several real guns were stolen. Unfortunately for them, they didn’t get far, as the trio were arrested after running into a dead end, literally. Of the three, two were only juveniles.
All three face felony charges of armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. The driver, 20-year-old Mykeon D. Menefee, was also charged with felony evasion, among 14 counts total.
Regardless of how unsuccessful the heist was, you have to appreciate the combination of balls and stupidity it takes to rob a gun store with fake guns. Clearly there was more stupidity than balls among this brain-trust when it came to planning the robbery, since the three were arrested almost immediately. At best, they can be considered pretty lucky that things didn’t end up worse had the store owner discovered the gun he was being held up with was a fake.
Chances are, the owner would’ve given them a free demonstration on how real guns work.