Another in the stupid thieves line, this time in Oz.
[quote]Bingo! Bear’s bikers hogtie bandits
February 28, 2008 - 10:38AM
Machete wielding masked bandits picked the wrong club to rob yesterday - 40 bikie club members were meeting there.
Police said the robbers raided the Regents Park Sporting Club about 8.50pm yesterday, ordering people at the bar to lie on the floor.
But the robbers failed to notice 40 members of the Southern Cross Cruiser Club in the nearby auditorium.
“The two guys burst in with machetes and started waving them around and intimidating people,” bikie club founder “The Bear” said.
"They walked in to try and do a robbery and thought there’d just be people playing bingo and poker machines.
“But there were also 40 blokes there having a social night and it’s come unstuck for them.”
The robbers fled on seeing the bikies approaching. One ran through a plate glass window, leapt off a five-metre balcony and ran through a bowling green. The other escaped behind the bar.
But bikie club president Jerry “Jester” van Cornwall and other members ran to the back of the club, waiting for the robber to emerge from the back entrance.
“As this guy opened up the roller door we crashed tackled him in the doorway,” Mr van Cornwall told ABC 702 radio.
The man wriggled free, but was pursued and crash-tackled again by Mr van Cornwall, who restrained him until police arrived.
Police soon located the second robber nearby.
One of the robbers was taken to Westmead Hospital with minor injuries.
The Bear said the robbers appeared to have regretted attempting the heist when they saw the bikies.
“It was one of those stopped-time moments,” he said.
"It was very hard to see the expression on their faces because of the balaclavas, but I imagine it was something along lines of ‘Oh shit, what have we done here?’ "[/quote]