The Darwin Awards for 2013 have been released. Â This year’s winner certainly deserves the honor,
Â When his .38 caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended victim during a hold-up in Long Beach, California would-be robber James Elliot did something that can only inspire wonder. He peered down the barrel and tried the trigger again. This time it worked.
Among those also in consideration for this prestigious award is one of my favorites,
As a female shopper exited a New York convenience store, a man grabbed her purse and ran. The clerk called 911 immediately, and the woman was able to give them a detailed description of the snatcher. Within minutes, the police apprehended the snatcher. They put him in the car and drove back to the store. The thief was then taken out of the car and told to stand there for a positive ID. To which he replied, â€œYes, officer, thatâ€™s her. Thatâ€™s the lady I stole the purse from.â€
All of those in contention for a Darwin Award in 2013 can be found here.Â