An animal shelter in Sacramento, California was robbed by an an inadequate ‘gumball bandit’ who kept hitting problem after problem when trying to steal a gumball machine.
They shared a video on Facebook, which showed a man crawling into the facility at the bottom of a door. He attempted to stuff the large gumball machine through the same hole, but faced his fair share of issues in the process.
He ended up breaking glass surrounding the gumball compartment and spilled gum all over the floor, which just made things more difficult in his efforts to steal the gumball machine in the first place. He really wanted to get his hands on that machine!
He finally got it out and threw it over a barbed-wire fence, where he was able to eventually make his getaway. Talk about going through a lot of trouble to steal some gumballs and quarters! Thank goodness he missed the box of cash donations that was on the counter only feet away from this all-important gumball machine!
“The Gumball Bandit faced many trials and tribulations when he broke into our shelter and stole our fundraising gumball machine,” the shelter wrote. “But don’t feel too sorry for this candy crook, he did just steal from a shelter after all.”
Hopefully the police and facebook will help be able to identify this low level thief sooner, rather than later!
Original article: ‘Gumball Bandit’ Struggles to Steal Machine From Shelter
image credit: Front Street Animal Shelter