I'm gonna give you one guess as to which of our 50 states this happened in. A pair of thieves used A FLIPPIN' BACKHOE to break into a gas station in an attempt to steal an ATM. Seriously.
Last chance before I reveal it.
Check out the video:
Yes, you nailed it, this happened in the great state of California — in Oakland, to be exact. And did you see that great reaction time by the clerk? His bottom was outta there!
Outdoor surveillance video shows the masked individuals first breaking into the store with the backhoe, then backing a white pick up truck to the entrance. Soon, they can be seen pulling out a chain to connect to the damaged ATM. Abdulla says the chain wasn't long enough to connect to the ATM so when the would be thieves heard sirens, at least one jumped into the back of a pick-up truck and drove off without taking anything.
You catch that? They didn't even come away with anything. They just ended up leaving a bunch of expensive damage behind.
What a bunch of losers!
California is a lost cause, my people.
Just listen to the owner of the gas station speak on the issue:
"I was born and raised in Oakland, I'm 51 years old and I've never seen nothing like this. I think the only way you can run a business in Oakland is - as soon as you close, you sleep in your store and stay locked and loaded with an AK-47 and just be ready because the police is not coming on time and I'm not blaming the police because there's just not enough of them out there," says Abdulla.
He says he is frustrated by the thousands of dollars worth of damage to his store, and also upset over what has happened to other businesses in Oakland. He wants to know where his tax dollars are going when it comes to public safety.
Yeah bro, I think a lot of Californians are thinking the same thing.
Maybe it's time to get the heck outta there before things get worse.
Still can't get over the fact that these guys destroyed that gas station with a backhoe only to come away empty handed. For some reason that makes my day.
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