The Walmart robber should have quit while he was behind.
After trying—and failing—to rob a Northern Virginia Walmart, a New York man was critically injured when his own getaway car ran him over. The 24-year-old, whose name was withheld, first tried to steal blue jeans and earbuds, but employees snatched the merchandise before he could get away with it, The Huffington Post reported.
The employees called police, and as the man drove off in his 1994 Ford F150 to escape the muffler became dislodged. He drove behind a nearby store and got out, requesting that his passenger move the truck forward—right over the would-be robber.
The robber got back into the car and tried to drive, but had to stop a short time later and called rescue personnel, the Loudon County Sheriff’s Office reported. He had to be airlifted away from the scene with serious injuries.
The man is now at Inova Fairfax Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition. Both he and the car’s driver had been staying in Virginia for construction work, and were part of a crew renovating a local hospital.
The robber could have taken lessons from another Walmart thief, a Houston man who snatched $200 from Girl Scouts selling cookies there. The girls gave chase as the robber tried to hit them with his car, and they landed several blows on the robber’s accomplice in the passenger seat.
For as bad as the Virginia robber had it, at least he won’t face any jail time. Walmart declined to press charges.
His friend didn’t have it so easy, Huffington Post reported. He’s been charged with reckless driving.