Google helps burglars steal $12K
Two burgling n00bs who couldn't suss how to open a combination safe at a Colorado amusement center turned to Google for help.
The burglary at Bigg City, formerly Mr. Bigg’s Family Fun Center, turned into a comedy of errors early June 10. The burglars tried to disable a security camera by repeatedly spraying it with WD-40 — it only cleaned the lens — and spent an hour and 15 minutes trying to open three safes, apparently unaware that some types require the dial to be turned two or three times.
They finally did a Google search for “how to open a safe” and “how to crack a safe” on a computer in the next room.
“They’re not professional safe people,” said Colorado Springs police detective Chuck Ackerman. “No, they’re not.”
On the other hand, the Google query apparently worked: The burglars haven’t been caught, and they did get about $12,000.
Kudos, gentlemen. You have succeeded in completely outsourcing your brain.