The burglary at Bigg City, formerly Mr. Bigg’s Family Fun Center, turned into a comedy of errors early June 10. The burglars tried to disable a security camera by repeatedly spraying it with WD-40 . . . and spent an hour and 15 minutes trying to open three safes, apparently unaware that some types require the dial to be turned two or three times.
They finally did a Google search for “how to open a safe” and “how to crack a safe” on a computer in the next room.
“They’re not professional safe people,” said Colorado Springs police detective Chuck Ackerman. “No, they’re not.”
On the other hand, the Google query apparently worked: The burglars haven’t been caught, and they did get about $12,000.
…But if they had done their homework on Bigg City, they hadn’t studied other principles of burglary. The WD-40 dripped off the camera within 30 seconds, Ackerman said. They did it eight or nine more times.
“The first few times it actually cleaned the lens and made it a better picture,” Ackerman said.
They also sprayed a fire alarm, apparently thinking it was a camera.
An hour and 15 minutes, eh? How’s that for “time spent“?