Idiot of the Day: Man Robs Bank, Buys Bike The Next Day

Now he’s in Jail after posting pics on social media

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A 23-year old in Vietnam robbed a bank and the very next day posted on social media photos of himself standing outside a dealership with his brand new Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja.

Vietnamese Guy Robs Bank: Buys Bike The Next Day

Idiot of the Day: Man Robs Bank, Buys Bike The Next Day
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Man Robs bank....

You have to wonder at the intelligence of some people. Not necessarily the nerve, which needs to be pretty steady if you’re going to rob a bank and successfully walk away with around $150,000. No, I’m talking about the overall intelligence and the recognition that certain actions after the robbery might not be in your own best interests!

On January 7th, a Vietnamese guy robbed a bank at gunpoint and came away with 3.5 Billion Dong (about $150,000: don’t you just love foreign currencies! I’d love to be a billionaire!).

Idiot of the Day: Man Robs Bank, Buys Bike The Next Day
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...And Gets Away With It
He takes more than $150,000

Fair play to the guy: you take a chance and get away with it. Well, up to a point anyway! It doesn’t really help when you go out the very next day and buy yourself a brand new Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja and post about the purchase on your social media profile, especially when you are a known personality on there, which apparently he is in Vietnam!

Idiot of the Day: Man Robs Bank, Buys Bike The Next Day
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Then He Buys A Bike
And posts pictures on Social Media. Now he’s in jail!

While alarm bells might have started to ring at the dealership as a 23-year old plonks a huge wad of cash on the table to buy a bike, the act of posting those pictures on social media was what sunk him, especially when he was a known personality on SM and his followers recognised him in the police mugshots!

The police caught him a couple of days later, finding the bike, the remaining cash and the gun used used in the robbery.

Clever fellow!

Harry Fisher
Harry Fisher
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Born and raised in England, he has lived in South Africa with his family since 2002. Harry has owned examples of Triumph, Norton, BSA, MV Agusta, Honda, BMW, Ducati, Harley Davidson, Kawasaki and Moto Morini motorcycles. He regrets selling all of them.  Read full bio
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