Thief trying to break into car knocks himself out with his own brick

When Gerry Brady, owner of the Pheasant pub in Drogheda, Ireland  first encountered a man all bloodied and passed out in the street, he assumed the guy had been roughed up in a street fight.

“When I saw him, he was lying there stone cold on the ground and his face was in ribbons,” Brady told The Irish Independent, “My first thought was that ‘this guy is after getting the shit  knocked out of him’, while my girlfriend said it must have been a hit and run.”

When the guy came to, he made the mistake of trying to blackmail Brady and then tried to tell the cops that the pub owner roughed him up. Fortunately, Brady had the footage handy of the thief trying to smash his car window with a brick only to have it bounce back and knock him out cold. The police picked up the guy once they stopped laughing over the footage of the would-be thief they nicknamed “thick with a brick.”

However, it could have been worse. At least the guy didn’t make off with the car and then accidentally get himself arrested after butt-dialing 911.

[h/t Huffington Post]

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