Life lesson: When things are going well, STFU – advice a 19-year-old German man surely wishes he had followed. As reported by Reuters:
A German bank robber led his pursuers straight to him after taunting police in an email over their efforts to catch him. Authorities in the southern city of Wuerzburg said on Wednesday the 19-year-old sent emails to police and two newspapers to point out factual errors in the report of his bank raid in the town of Roettingen a week ago.
According to daily Bild, he mocked the police for getting his age, height and accent wrong then pointed out he escaped in a car, not on foot.
Police traced his email and arrested him in a gambling hall in Hamburg just a few hours later.
So not only does his taunt provide factual information that would assist in his identification, he uses a traceable email account! Brilliant! Based on all this, the young man’s reaction upon being caught shouldn’t surprise you.
“He was completely shocked,” the spokesman said.