Crooks are like rocks, they’re dumb and there’s a lot of them. Take 20-year-old Cameron Pittman in St. Petersburg for example, who tried to rob a convenience store using a Sony Playstation remote controller.
According to police reports, Pittman hid the game controller in his pocket and pretended it was a gun as he tried to rob the Sun Food Store on 62nd Avenue S.
His attempt was thwarted when a police offer walked into the store in the middle of the robbery.
Pittman was suspected in an earlier robbery at a Subway restaurant. Police received a tip that Pittman might have been at the store, and so when the officer went inside, he caught Pittman in the middle of the act, police said.
Police said Pittman dropped the remote and gave up without incident. Currently he is facing charges of strong-arm robbery and violation of probation.