Earlier this week, a couple who had allegedly attempted to use a stolen credit card at a supermarket in Alberta, Canada, was in hot water after the seller noticed their fraud. When the cops turned up, the perpetrators panicked and got into an insane kitty-and-mouse game with the police that ended with one of them somehow falling through the ceiling – all because they tried, with a free one Can to escape cola. Canada's CTV News Reports
CCTV cameras in the supermarket covered the whole thing – and, frankly, this material deserves an Oscar.
The fiasco began when Richard Pariseau shoved his friend, Brittany Burke, into the cop, capturing her. While a shirtless Pariseau touched the officer – at some point he tried to throw a bag of sunflower seeds after him – Burke stormed into the back room, climbed a ladder and began like Bruce Willis in The Hard .
Burke makes some critical mistakes here by putting her face directly into a camera on the way to the ceiling. Even if she got it out unrecognized, she would still be fooled. She also loses a sneaker while jumping up there, which is just a huge crap. Nikes are expensive, man! But of course, their biggest mistake is misjudging the stability of this cap – leading to a godless case that is best viewed in GIF form.
Ultimately, CTV reports, the police arrested the rogue couple and charged them with a litany of crimes from using a stolen credit card to "obstructing a police officer," which is somewhat understated for what happened here. The wildest part: the object of Burke's desire, the coveted object she and Pariseau were reportedly trying to buy with a stolen card, the pleasure that she sirens into their ruin, was a can of soda that cost a goddamned dollar.
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