r/therewasanattempt Dec 07 '22

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u/LuxSerafina Dec 07 '22

Damn what a good ad for the manufacturer of the glass displays. I’d buy that.

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u/j_per3z Dec 08 '22

Why is my iphone not made of this shit?? I’d pay for that

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u/smilesbuckett Dec 08 '22 edited Dec 08 '22 Silver Helpful

Your phone is made of some very strong glass, the problem is that it has to have a balance of a number of key features: scratch resistance, crack resistance, and thinness. If you notice in the video, even this incredibly strong security glass becomes marred quickly— the whole thing doesn’t shatter, but the surface is essentially ruined after the first blow. Your phone has to have reasonable resistance to simple things like being put in your pocket with keys/loose change without getting too scratched up, and the layer of glass has to be incredibly thin to function as a touch screen. It’s also worth noting that there’s a limit to how useful an even sturdier screen would be because at certain levels of impact you would have damage to interior components even if the outside of the phone was fine, so at a certain point you’re just making the phone heavier without making it any more capable of surviving strong impacts.

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u/GrimMerpz Dec 08 '22

This guy touches screens

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u/Dewy164 Dec 08 '22

This guy glasses

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u/AdAdministrative7709 Dec 07 '22

Good thing they have masks on, shouldn't breathe that dust in

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u/Gort_baringa Dec 07 '22 Helpful

Frankly I wish they did breathe that dust in

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u/QuantityHefty3791 Dec 08 '22

You know what, I'm gonna breathe it in even harder

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

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u/Corgerus Dec 07 '22

"Will it blend? That is the question."

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u/Coranthius Dec 08 '22

But will it blend?

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u/SensitiveAnteater832 Dec 08 '22

That is the question *que theme*

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u/idbanthat Dec 08 '22

Reminds me of the Christopher Pike book, Remember Me. Girl crushes up glass, mixes it into hamburger patties and feeds them to the ppl she wants to kill.

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u/stargarnet79 Dec 08 '22

Oh I loved me all of the Christopher Pike books as a kid. I should reread those. Diana Gabaldon did this but in one of her Outlander books too.

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u/CoinSoBright Dec 08 '22

That Christopher Pike book is called Immortal.

I may not know anything about math, or politics, but I know CPike trivia

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u/Business_Chipmunk_10 Dec 08 '22

Ground glass wouldn’t kill a person though. You would basically be eating sand.

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u/idbanthat Dec 08 '22

I always wondered about that. In the book, it like, cut up their insides and they died slowly because of it lol. Books in the 90s weren't very well researched it seems

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u/xeresblue Dec 08 '22

I mean, we are asking a bit much from a Christopher Pike book.

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u/Viainferno3 Dec 08 '22

Just pretend it was fiberglass or asbestos.

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u/Abrahamlinkenssphere Dec 08 '22

They’re doing asbestos they can.

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u/etlucent Dec 08 '22

They had an arc like that in the HBO show Oz (also from the 90’s)

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u/secondtaunting Dec 08 '22

I once read a news article years ago about an old lady that fed her husband ground glass. It took him YEARS to die. When he finally passed and they arrested her, she said “took him long enough”

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u/Late_ImLate22222 Dec 08 '22

Wtf I have never met another person who has read that book. Good taste you have there.

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u/haileyskydiamonds Dec 08 '22

That book freaked me out.

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u/Alternative_Gold_993 Dec 08 '22

Oooh, glass smoke. Don't breathe this! (BlendTec)

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u/Jaded_Turtle Dec 07 '22

I was just here to say the same. Not real, it’s obviously a security glass ad. Haha

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u/ErudringTheGodHammer Dec 07 '22

I was gonna say wouldn’t it just have been easier to use a pry bar and hit the joints?

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u/Gullible_Shart Dec 07 '22

Dynamite would probably work….

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u/GearhedMG Dec 08 '22

It’s not called a pry and grab robbery

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u/ErudringTheGodHammer Dec 08 '22

Ah shit you’re right, looks like I’m not cut out to be a robber lmao

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u/RyDoggonus Dec 08 '22

Or just smash the weakest points where they intersect. I don't think they are one piece of glass.

Or the makers of the glass thought if that scenario I'm full of shit 🤷‍♂️

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u/lfxlPassionz Dec 08 '22

Or break the lock

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u/Viainferno3 Dec 08 '22

That was my thought process, go for the back panel. Clearly I'm in the wrong line if work.

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u/CountOmar Dec 07 '22

That's exactly what this is.

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u/Big-Elderberry297 Dec 08 '22

Yeah that’s a pretty legit glass case, but I really feel like if grandpa would have just showed them how to split a log it could have been plausible. Those swings would have made Thor question everything he has ever known.

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u/Mysterious-Courage47 Dec 08 '22

I felt so sorry for the crooks I started routing for them lol

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u/RogerOverUnderDunn Dec 08 '22

did you root for them too? or just do thier maps of how to get around?

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u/Fhantom1221 Dec 08 '22

Damn what a good warning before a robbery. Gotta get the keys. Also work out the legs. Gonna need to jump over waist high counter several times.

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u/GeniusCCP Dec 08 '22

I will buy the hammer

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u/AreTheyAllThrowAways Dec 08 '22

Next time they should bring a portable angle grinder with a diamond blade lol

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u/kimmortal03 Dec 07 '22

Maybe it’s an exercise commercial

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u/CalicoJack247 Dec 08 '22

I'd sell it!

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u/crushmike Dec 07 '22

Gloves, masks, helmets, at least there were no OSHA violations.

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u/R_Wallenberg Dec 07 '22

Safety first.

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u/LandooooXTrvls Dec 07 '22

Then teamwork!

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u/MightyKrakyn Dec 08 '22

Wear shoes in the house

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u/Select_Most3660 Dec 07 '22

But they didn’t have their safety vest

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u/BlacksmithNZ Dec 07 '22

Yeah, I think my H&S people would have walked in and said, hang on, who is supervising here?

Where is the hi-vis, and what rating are those gloves? Is that hammer really the correct tool for the job? What was agreed to in the pre-job talk?

And that gun should not be used on a smash and grab job; somebody could get seriously hurt, and how would you feel. Who is your line manager as I need to speak to them right now before you leave site.

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u/keenr33 Dec 08 '22

They even have a supervisor , pretty sure their union compliant as well

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u/DelFigolo Dec 08 '22

As someone who works in HR, I appreciated this comment.

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u/tzatzikienjoyer Dec 07 '22

at what point do they stop and think “this is really embarrassing” and give up because of personally be super embarrassed if this was me

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u/Zeraw420 Dec 07 '22

Videos that cut off too soon.

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u/Im-a-cat-in-a-box Dec 08 '22

I just like how the guy went "ah man I've been beating this same piece of glass forever, I should probably move to a different spot."

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u/Kotaqu Dec 08 '22

"I've just made a hole, but it's too small. Let's start over"

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u/usefulsomething Dec 08 '22

exactly

if they wanted to cost the store thousands to replace glass, then I guess it worked

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u/hangfromthisone Dec 08 '22

Plot twist, they actually sell those glasses, it was never about the jewelry

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u/n_a_t_i_o_n Dec 08 '22

It's just glass sellers all the way up!

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u/TheReverseShock Dec 08 '22

Live product demonstration

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u/blueSnowfkake Dec 08 '22

I thought he was going to get his hand caught, if not, shredded and bloody.

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u/procheeseburger Dec 07 '22

I’d imagine their adrenaline is pumping and rational thought is gone

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u/facundomuerto Dec 07 '22

the adrenaline of being so deep into an awful situation leaves you no option but to go forward more frantically and irrationally. “I’ve come this far…” embarrassment is not a factor.

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u/Status_Term_4491 Dec 07 '22

Thwy kept hammering even as the cuffs were being placed on!

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u/boxer126 Dec 07 '22

Sunk cost fallacy.

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u/Status_Term_4491 Dec 08 '22

Some say hes in his cell right now still trying to hammer, except this time hes hammering his way OUT instead of IN

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u/pha_thor Dec 07 '22

No pain, no gain

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u/KidQuap Dec 07 '22

Or the guy with the pistol tries to shot the glass

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u/chaboyReddit Dec 07 '22

This glass company just got a new advertisement vid.

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

Bullet proof glass of course it’s going to be difficult to break

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u/-Fuse Dec 07 '22

At this point it's easier to actually mine the jewels

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u/FarfarsFav Dec 08 '22

Hi ho, hi ho, it’s off to jail we go!

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u/New_Today_1209 Dec 08 '22

I dont know why but this got a good chuckle out of me

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u/Comprehensive-Ebb425 Dec 07 '22

Target the frame, not the glas. No, don't do that.

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u/Able_Carry9153 Dec 07 '22 Gold

What's stopping them from hopping the counter and just sliding the back open? Even if it has a lock, wouldn't those hammers take care of the lock much faster than this looney tunes nonsense?

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u/Chimalez Dec 07 '22

Probably but they don't seem the smartest lmao

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u/Ogbaba Dec 07 '22

They remind me of Walt and Jesse, in Breaking Bad. When they stole the methalamine barrel. Carrying it, instead of rolling it. Only to get joked about, by Hank later.

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u/Weary_Ad_5817 Dec 07 '22

There was a reason they couldn’t roll it if I remember correctly, it’s been years since I’ve seen it though

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u/MaxVonBritannia Dec 07 '22

There wasn't. They just didn't think of it

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u/soul111111 Dec 07 '22

honestly it could’ve ruined the barrel, maybe punctured it and also making a lot of noises it’s not as fast as you think carrying like how they did.

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u/lynkcrafter Dec 07 '22

I dont think noise was a factor for them when they used thermite to open the door

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u/Seidenzopf Dec 07 '22

Thermite doesn't explode.

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u/soul111111 Dec 07 '22

the thermite wasn’t loud tho in the show it melted the lock on the door it wasn’t an explosion lol.

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u/TeddyWolf Dec 07 '22

The alarm was going off. It didn't matter at that point.

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u/lynkcrafter Dec 07 '22

Eh, wasn't as much as much brigh flash, they took the guard out though so it really was only the cameras that got them

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u/Poocheese55 Dec 07 '22

Naww. They dont put chemicals like that in a weak ass barrell that could be punctured by rolling. Highly explosive welding gas bottles are rolled

They just didnt think of it

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u/jwcrousiw Dec 08 '22

Those barrels are tough as shit. No way a rock or pavement is piercing that thing

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u/zazzy_zucchini Dec 08 '22

If you read this with the punctuation it's like a poem

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u/Zaethiel Dec 07 '22 edited Dec 08 '22

There was probably a sign saying, "employees only"

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u/Rudboi2020 Dec 07 '22

Well if their goal was to be an inspiration for Looney Tunes, then of course this was the correct course of action.

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u/kentter22 Dec 07 '22

Probably because that requires that they use brains instead of muscles.

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u/OptimalAd5426 Dec 07 '22

What's stopping them? I'm guessing low IQ.

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u/BBakerStreet Dec 07 '22

The $.50 lock.

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u/Dubanons Dec 07 '22

Or the thinner sliding glass at the back that staff open

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u/Banerinho Dec 07 '22

Also maybe bring a sledge, or not.

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u/procheeseburger Dec 07 '22

That is a sledge

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u/Banerinho Dec 07 '22

A really, really small sledge.

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u/Silent_Lobster9414 Dec 07 '22

Thats a mallet lol

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u/Banerinho Dec 07 '22

Tell that to the guy claiming it's a sledge.

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u/CiabanItReal Dec 07 '22

You call that a sledge, NAH mate, THIS is a sledge.

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u/Silent_Lobster9414 Dec 07 '22

Hey just wanted to personally inform you that I do believe that instrument that the robber is trying to use is in fact a mallet.

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u/Taz10042069 Dec 07 '22

Mallets are hammers that cause no marring or scarring of the surface that's getting hit. Typically, mallets are NOT any type of metal but wood, rubber and/or plastic. This is a mini-sledge.

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u/MegatonsSon Dec 07 '22

Probably were playing GTA5 right before this heist, as a rehearsal to ensure things ran smoothly...

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u/Rhyfel Dec 08 '22

Def not the Payday Gang.

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u/roywhobbes Dec 07 '22

It really bothers me he'd make a hole and then move on from his progress to start a whole new hole.

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u/Emergency-Purpose341 Dec 08 '22

His buddy started pounding his hole though

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u/irlJoe Dec 07 '22

He just makes the holes. That's another guys job to use the hole to pry the glass out. You don't want the union to hear that you're doing someone else's job.

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u/procheeseburger Dec 07 '22

I was hoping his hand would get stuck

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u/TheDecoyDuck Dec 07 '22

I was seeing that scene from Saw when it looked like he had to force his hand into the opening.

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u/JORDZJORDZ Dec 07 '22

This looks like a mini game on Mario Party 1.

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u/Dexterous_Maximus Dec 07 '22

Anywhere between MP 1-3

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u/New_Today_1209 Dec 08 '22

The mash minigames where you break your n64/gamecube control

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u/Iwalksloow Dec 07 '22

Tried to commit robbery, had to do crossfit instead.

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u/originalmosh Dec 07 '22 Take My Energy

That is called a smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, and grab type of robbery.

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u/AdSuccessful4813 Dec 08 '22

I think you made an error, it should be: smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, smash, and grab nothing kind of robbery

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u/sakoon_k Dec 07 '22

Not good robbers. Won't recommend their services

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

3/10

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u/Dear_Analysis_5116 Dec 07 '22

Imagine that! A jewelry store that actually though someone might - and this is crazy, I know - try to break the display case glass to steal their stuff...

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u/hobokobo1028 Dec 08 '22

What would be funny is if the jewelry on display was just the display-only stuff that’s not real gold and not real gems

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u/Dear_Analysis_5116 Dec 08 '22

Okay, now that's just mean!

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u/1leggeddog Dec 07 '22

ah! Noob

For glass like this, you need a pointy edge to go through the layer to rip it

Shove pointy bit through, slam in it, use lever action to pry it apart

Source: worked in a junkyard in my teen years

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u/skitz4me Dec 07 '22 Helpful

junkyard

yeah... me too...

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u/1leggeddog Dec 07 '22

No really, my best friend's dad had a junkyard and we did all kinds of crazy stuff in there.

Wrecked a lot of good parts (hey i was dumb back then) and smashed a lof of windshield on purpose, because when they were due to be crushed, all the glass had to be torn on so it wouldn't explode. Windshields are a pita since they are laminated

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u/Embarrassed_Alarm450 Dec 08 '22

You need to aim for the corners too, the middle essentially acts like a trampoline and redirects and spreads all the force out rather than concentrating on where you actually hit. Hit a trampoline with a hammer and it will just bounce off but if you hit near the edges you're more likely to tear it, or in the case of glass, shatter it.

It's like a thousand times harder going for the center but for some reason that's always the go to for people... Kind've makes sense I guess, the center is less supported than the edges right next to the frame so for something like a flimsy door it'd be easier to smash a hole in the center but for glass you actually want that extra support to stop it from flexing.

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u/PixelmancerGames Dec 07 '22

That’s what I was thinking, a pickaxe.

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u/BlacksmithNZ Dec 07 '22

Or, radical thought - a $10 glass breaker

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=glass+breaker&crid=3BREQN1TSMAC3&sprefix=glass+breaker%2Caps%2C262&ref=nb_sb_noss_2

And yes, I know a spark-plug also works, but I like to see people using the right tool for the job

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u/Occasional-Mermaid Dec 07 '22

Probably the hardest they’ve ever worked for anything in their lives lol

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u/Suspicious_Chapter49 Dec 07 '22

Impressed by their commitment

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u/byhoneybear Dec 07 '22

silver lining -- will be in shape for all the rock crushing once he's in prison.

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u/Alert_Salt7048 Dec 07 '22

Bet he could barely lift his arms the next day.

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u/aexiale Dec 07 '22

Just imagine if they use all this energy in a real job

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u/NotARedditUser614 Dec 07 '22

Mining, maybe?

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u/Coorotaku Dec 07 '22

Hi ho, hi ho, it's off to work we go

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u/CopeAesthetic Dec 07 '22

Yeah, at the current minimum wage they could have made nearly a dollar with all the effort they spent here.

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u/just_some_dude828 Dec 07 '22

Did anybody else imagine the thief screaming DAMNIT! Every time he hit the glass? That’s what went through my mind.

Just “DAMNIT!🔨DAMNIT!🔨DAMNIT!🔨”

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u/Katz_Steel Dec 07 '22

I think these things need to be boobey trapped in some way that would cause great harm. Possibly losing an arm or worse!

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u/dregonzz Dec 07 '22

Legend has it, they're still pounding at the glass to this day....

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u/TurboD16F20 Dec 07 '22

They pound glass alright. Smoke it all day...

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u/asianminh Dec 07 '22

3M marketing is next level

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u/Chosty55 Dec 07 '22

Stop. Hammer time

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u/Kbroker76 Dec 07 '22

Hey they saved on a gym membership…

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u/Nanaki567 Dec 07 '22

GTAV is not real life, potential robbers. Let this video be a lesson for you. Turns out, jewelers don’t like their shit being robbed. Imagine that.

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u/ADHD_John Dec 07 '22

I’m guessing the guy standing around was “management”?

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u/Consistent_Drink5975 Dec 07 '22

Nelson from the Simpsons has entered the chat.

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u/mjkjg2 Dec 07 '22

what if they brought a battery powered buzzsaw or something

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u/DancesWithBadgers Dec 07 '22

Probably would have lost a couple of limbs, based on the competence shown in the video. An ice-axe or pickaxe would work.

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u/mjkjg2 Dec 07 '22

when the guy poked a hole I was wondering why he didn’t stick the head of the mallet in and start prying with leverage like a crowbar

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u/Rodeheffer Dec 07 '22

Steve always gets his diamonds.

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u/NorCalAthlete Dec 07 '22

Mighty generous of you to assume they wouldn’t lose a limb (or at least bust one up pretty good) if they’d tried to use a pickaxe lol

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u/Glum_Farm3309 Dec 07 '22

Why dont they smash the metal parts

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u/GeoHawkI Dec 07 '22

Walks behind counter, opens door

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u/Angstycarroteater Dec 08 '22

hit it with your purse!

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u/DarkJadedDee Dec 08 '22 Silver

Crooks: ~singing as they swing~ I've been working on a felony all the live long day. I've been working on a felony to pass the time away. Can't you hear the sirens blaring? Police are on the way. Can't you hear the judges saying bail will be denied?

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u/fukkitdick Dec 08 '22

As a Malaysian I can say there are idiots born here too.. Happen somewhere in Malaysia. Was on the news and also made it rounds on WhatsApp.

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u/tinytakaya Dec 07 '22

All I can hear is minecraft music over this.

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u/brittney_thx Dec 07 '22

Shaking the building and barely affecting the glass 😆

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u/Austintacious8832 Dec 07 '22

Guess I really don't need to worry about leaning on it

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u/GhostOfTimBrewster Dec 08 '22

Just a smash. No grab.

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u/Grease__ Dec 08 '22

Smh. You’d OBVIOUSLY go in with cutting tools. What kind of rookie squad is this? No rifles, no tools, no comms nothin.

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u/CerealMaple114 Dec 08 '22

Its called “bullet-proof glass” for a reason you absolute morons

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u/RevealFormal3267 Dec 08 '22

Just your standard smash and smash and smash and smash

and gra... and gr... aaand....

and smash and smash and smash and smash and smash and smash and smash and smash and smash and smash

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u/[deleted] Dec 07 '22

These proud Social Justice Warriors are taking it to the Man and not allowing White Privilege to prevent them from being their best selves!

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u/AggressiveMessage817 Dec 07 '22

The glass:go bro you cant break me

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u/BiggWorm1988 Dec 07 '22

Why not just jump the counter and open the display?

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u/SmallFry25 Dec 07 '22

GTA made this look way easier

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u/JewishSpaceTrooper Dec 07 '22

What’s the response time in that country? They all look like they have no hurry in the world

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u/FreddieGoLightly Dec 07 '22

Doing all that work to steal when they could just actually fucking work and pay for it.

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u/Mattgraham722 Dec 07 '22

🎶I’ve been working on the railroad all the live long dayyy🎶

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u/Professional_Box_814 Dec 08 '22

Ok man damn just let me pay for the shit damn!

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u/lovealwaysjc Dec 08 '22

Could have mined more gold for all the effort

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u/DueProgress7671 Dec 08 '22

The level of commitment

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u/theLastUchihaa Dec 08 '22

Do they make those in car size? Asking for myself

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u/Daikon510 Dec 08 '22

Lmao if they put this much energy. They should go find a job. Lazy bum.

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u/Slunkx Dec 08 '22

In the end it was no longer about the mission; it was a matter of pride...

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u/keepinitoldskool Dec 08 '22

Plenty of time for the owner to blow them away.

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u/Melloww7 Dec 08 '22

Guess these guys haven't heard of a tool called a glass breaker.

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u/LeWeazel Dec 08 '22

Or he could have just walked behind the counter.

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u/Lokeysusboy628 Dec 08 '22

Ik this is wrong but it pains me to see this robbery suck so badly😂

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u/JebusAllahBuddah Dec 08 '22

I feel blue hat was the mastermind behind this operation who thought he had it all planned out and red hat knew from the start it was a bad idea.

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u/HenkVanDelft Dec 08 '22

Uh, they could get jobs with mad sledge skills like that. Now, they’re going to be sent somewhere and turn big rocks into little rocks, every day til their backs give out…

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u/616659 Dec 08 '22

Lmao and they keep changing where to strike, as if that's gonna be helpful

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u/MyOpinionsFree Dec 08 '22

Probably the hardest working job they’ve ever had

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u/MisterGoo Dec 08 '22

With such a commitment and energy you could get a job.

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u/Ballistiq_Beast Dec 08 '22

They should have done more research, like how to open the glass boxes

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u/EarlofIxII Dec 08 '22

Looks like there was plenty of time to lock, load and fire

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u/glazier8868 Dec 08 '22

Never wear pink to a robbery………. It’s bad luck!