… Jamie Neil, the idiot who robbed a gas station in the UK, wearing a clear SEE-THROUGH plastic bag over his head.
Ben Leach reports for The Daily Mail, June 19, 2013, that a drunk robber held up a petrol (gas) in St Austell, Cornwall, UK. But since he was wearing a clear plastic bag over his head, he was arrested days later when an officer recognized him from the surveillance video.
The bag-wearing robber, Jamie Neil, 41, and his accomplice, Gareth Tilley, 20, were at home when they decided to rob the station in September last year. They both grabbed ‘the nearest thing’ they could find to use as a disguise. Tilley wrapped a scarf around his head but Neil used a see-through plastic bag, which meant his face was captured on video.
Officers later studied footage of the robbery and an off duty officer recognized Neil in the street days later.
Last week, Neil was sentenced to two years in jail for the robbery. His accomplice, Tilley, had already pleaded guilty last November and sentenced to two years in prison for his part in the robbery.
Tilley actually was no brighter than Neil. During the robbery, Tilley had pointed his mobile phone at the lone female counter worker, pretending the phone was a gun. But his plan backfired when the phone’s keypad lit up.
The female worker realized it wasn’t a gun and pressed an alarm. Neil then wrestled with the employee before headbutting her and fleeing with several bottles of alcohol.
Here’s what Jamie Neil looks like without the plastic bag: