Cleveland Willis (pictured) looking very annoyed with himself
Los Angeles – two fast-food restaurant workers have identified a former co-worker as the individual who robbed them at gunpoint earlier that week. The individual wore a ski mask and made sure to cover any identifying features before demanding the workers hand over the contents of the cash register. After workers had handed over $600 they developed suspicions that the man behind the mask was one Cleveland Willis. A former co-worker they had worked with for six months. Going on a hunch one of them asked,
“Cleveland, is that you?”
“No it’s not me,” he answered.
He later left in the same make and model of vehicle that co-workers knew Cleveland drove. And later on when police arrested Cleveland he was driving that very car. But really, nothing he could do matches the stupidity of “no it’s not me”. Here we have a man who fell for the sort of trick that Bugs Bunny uses to catch out Elmer Fudd. We like to imagine that as he said the words his face dropped and his brain immediately let him know how stupid he had been because it’s much funnier this way. Next time he might learn to not rob places where people will recognise his voice. We don't want to beat a dead horse, but the Batman voice doesn't work in real life. People will recognise you. Hell, close-knit members of a family can recognise each other by farts and coughs.
What do you guys think? We’d like to know if you think you’ve ever worked with someone stupider than this guy. Have you got a co-worker you can’t trust around cereal because they might drown? Is there someone in your office who’s scared of the stapler? Do you have a boss or employee who thinks there’s beef in mince pies? Tell us about the stupidest people you’ve ever worked with in the comments below! We’re looking forward to it.