Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Shock The Monkey

La Mesa, CA

Happy Halloween, everybody! Sure, it's a little early, but it doesn't mean you can't go trick or treating now.

All you need is a taco stand, a Taser and a gorilla mask.

Two men hit a taco stand early Monday morning in the city of La Mesa in eastern San Diego County. One guy went up to order a burrito and while the clerk was distracted the other one, wearing the gorilla mask, came in with the Taser and got the cash. No actual monkey shocking occurred.

There's a time honored tradition of knocking over places while wearing a mask. Balaclavas, motorcycle helmets, Chewbacca, ex-Presidents. But here's the thing, if it's a two man crew and only one of you is wearing a mask do you think that maybe the victim will be able to, I dunno, identify one of you?

And if they can find one of you, what makes you think they won't find the other?

So remember kids, if you're gonna knock over a taco stand, a liquor store, or a donut shop, don't go the distraction route. Shell out another 20 for an extra mask.

Better yet, don't do it at all. Get a job, instead.

Oh, wait. We don't have those anymore, do we.



Elizabeth said...

Such a sad story... I'll bet the tacos were traumatized.

Harvey Burgess said...

That's the kind of thing that happens in a movie and you find you have to shout at the screen, "You idiot! Put your mask on!"

Or maybe that's just me, shouting at the screen? I've heard it said that writers must be a little mad to create what they do. If that's the case, I might be letting my crazy writer side show.