In a plot twist seemingly pulled right from a cops-and-robbers comedy, two suspects wanted for several crimes in the Calgary area over the weekend, sought refuge from Mounties atop a neighbourhood bar.
Police tried pulling over a vehicle for speeding on Saturday morning and the suspects were allegedly involved in a hit and run and three robberies at businesses in northeast of Calgary later in the day, the Calgary Herald reported.
Airdrie RCMP were already in the lookout for the suspects after getting a heads-up from Calgary police, when they received several 911 calls of a vehicle matching the suspects' white GMC Sierra crashing on a QEII Hwy. off-ramp within the Airdrie city limits.
"Callers reported that a white GMC Sierra had lost control and crashed into a light standard," said RCMP Cpl. Darrin Turnbull.
"An officer was on scene in less than a minute, just in time to observe the two male occupants fleeing from the scene on foot towards the Kings Heights Shopping area on the East side of Airdrie."
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Man Hides Gun In Rectum
There are some places <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/16/man-hides-gun-in-rectum_n_1208666.html">you just shouldn't hide a weapon</a>. Take it from Michael Leon Ward, who -- despite multiple searches -- managed to sneak a 10-inch gun into a prison last January by concealing it in his rectum. Police in North Carolina found the weapon in a toilet after other inmates reported Ward's extra personal item.
Man's Penis Stolen By Thieves
Ouch! Fei Lin, 41, of the Niqiao village near Wenling City, in east China’s Zhejiang province, told police he was asleep when thieves broke into his room, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/24/fei-lin-penis_n_1699017.html">put a bag over his head and cut off his penis</a>.
Sex Doll Saved From Drowning
Save the woman! Save that, ohhh. In July, 18 police officers in China's Shandong Province rescued <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/23/sex-doll-saved-from-drowning_n_1696434.html?utm_hp_ref=dumb-criminals">a drowning victim who turned out to be an inflatable sex doll</a>. It took more than 40 minutes before the officers were able to recover the pleasure toy.
Naked and Fearless
Looks cold up there. A very nude <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/04/dan-motrescu-jailed_n_2239269.html?utm_hp_ref=dumb-criminals">Dan Motrescu</a> shocked central London when he mounted the bronze statue of the 19th-century Duke of Cambridge on Nov. 23. It took several hours for officers to talk him down, but once they did, Motrescu was charged with possession of an offensive weapon, criminal damage and a public order offense.
Hypothesis: Not good. Officials jailed <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/20/coley-mitchell-drunk-monkeys_n_1810998.html?utm_hp_ref=dumb-criminals">Coley Mitchell</a>, 32, on August 13 after he was discovered intoxicated with his pants down in a campus locker room. In the same room: two lab monkeys who had been let out of their cages.
Oil Of Olay Bandit
Real smooth. Police dubbed 27-year-old <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/28/efrain-hardman-oil-of-olay-bandit_n_1634825.html?utm_hp_ref=dumb-criminals">Efrain Hardman</a> the "Oil Of Olay Bandit" after he allegedly stole $40,000 worth of skincare products. Staying clean and clear is hard, so Hardman eventually gave up and turned himself in to Texas police.
Sweet Justice, Sweet Relief
It's OK to be a little pissed over getting pulled over, but it's never OK to piss on a police car. just ask <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/21/roger-alvin-henderson-urinates-cop-car_n_2170528.html?utm_hp_ref=dumb-criminals">Roger Alvin Henderson</a>, who can be seen in this priceless screen grab relieving himself on a cruiser after he was pulled over for a tinted window violation.
Save That Hamster
Police placed <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/19/hamster-protective-custody-nicole-huey_n_1988839.html">Nicole Huey's hamster</a> in protective custody after arresting her for a DUI during October. The hamster "was not not using any safety equipment," wrote Officer Mike Rowe in a post, titled "A Hamster Was Taken Into Protective Custody," on the Beaverton Police Department's Facebook page.
What He Needed Was Some Underwear
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/17/naked-man-steals-socks_n_1284139.html">Verdon Lamon Taylor</a>, 32, was busted at a Pennsylvania Walmart during February after he allegedly walked naked into the store and stole a pair of socks. Police said the suspect stripped off his clothes in the parking lot before waltzing into the mega-store in nothing but his birthday suit.
No Lack Of Irony
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/31/terry-davis-accused-of-stealing-ethics-book_n_1725350.html?utm_hp_ref=dumb-criminals">Terry Davis</a>, 25 of Prospect, Ky., allegedly stole a textbook called "Resolving Ethical Issues" from a Barnes and Noble college book store near the University of Louisville's Health Sciences Center. He later tried to sell the text to Gray's College Bookstore, a rival book shop in Louisville.
Construction workers in the vicinity watched as the two suspects fled police and tried to find refuge on the roof of the Toad 'n' Turtle Pubhouse and Grill, said Turnbull.
But the plan, which worked so well in Shawn of the Dead, didn't work so well for these Alberta suspects, as four hours after climbing on the roof, the pair was taken down by RCMP tactical and canine units.
The two suspects were arrested and handed over to the Calgary Police Service.