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The Knuckleheads of the Day award

Today's winners are Benjamin Jorgensen and Donna Hayes. They get the award for the following.

MELBOURNE, Australia - Two Australian robbers were sentenced Tuesday for their April Fools Day heist at the Cuckoo Restaurant, where they thought they were hauling away a big sack of cash that turned out to be bread rolls. Benjamin Jorgensen, 38, and his accomplice Donna Hayes, 36, were sentenced in Victorian County Court after pleading guilty to robbing the restaurant in the southern Australian city of Melbourne on April 1 last year.

During the holdup, Jorgensen grabbed what he believed was a bag with the Cuckoo's cash earnings of about $26,000, but later found it was full of bread rolls, the court heard.

He also fired his gun accidentally in the caper, shooting Hayes in the buttocks.

Judge Roland Williams told the robbers they were a "pair of fools," before sentencing Hayes to eight years in prison and Jorgensen to seven.

LMAO! With no further comment, I name Benjamin Jorgensen and Donna Hayes today's Knuckleheads of the Day.


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Comments (3)

Wait a minute -- the shoote... (Below threshold)

Wait a minute -- the shooter (a he) got less time than the shootee (a she)? I wonder (but not enough to click the link) what the rest of the story is.

Now thats what you would ca... (Below threshold)
spurwing plover:

Now thats what you would call a real april fools day joke steal a big bag of bread rolls instead of cash i,ll bet they felt ebarrased and maybe a little stupid as well

Life imitates the comics.</... (Below threshold)
Dodo David:

Life imitates the comics.

Several decades ago, MAD magazine featured a comic strip in which a bandit takes a bag from a woman who is in process of locking up a bakery.

Upon reaching his home, the bandit announces to his girlfriend that he has brought home lots of bread - with the word bread being slang for money.

When the girlfriend asks how much the bandit brought home, the bandit looks in the bag and, with a surprised look on his face, replies, "Two loaves."




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