Photo Credit: Chicago Tribune — Left to Right: Alton Jackson, William Curry, Matthew Gibson, Dealante Holt, and Shawn Mondie. (Chicago Police Dept. / September 23, 2012)
In a plot straight from “Dumb and Dumber,” Shawn Mondie, 18, Alton Jackson, 24, William Curry, 21, Dealante Holt, 19, and Matthew Gibson, 19, all of Chicago, were allegedly spotted by a CPD helicopter breaking through the roof of J Bees Sports & Casual Wear a little before midnight Saturday in an attempt to steal merchandise.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the men left “bolt cutter, pick axe, sledge hammer, pry bar atop of the building,” and hid in the basement before they were fond by police and arrested.
They were each charged with burglary and their bonds range from $50,000 to $100,000.
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This is not the first time that overzealous thieves attempted a mission impossible.
As previously reported by NewsOne, John Grant, 19, and a minor male, 16, were both arrested at Greenspoint Mall after allegedly cutting through the roof and stealing 16 pairs of the over-priced, $175 Air Jordans from Foot Action.
Note to would be thieves: Cutting through the roof of a building is stupid and you will be caught.
Consider this a public service announcement from NewsOne.