6mm-Minis is Maksim-Smelchak's blog to discuss gaming, miniatures, books, movies, food, Israel, Judaism, life in general and other funny crud. My favorite scale of miniatures is 6mm, which is also called 1/285 or 1/300 scale. I enjoy many different kinds of games including ancients, Napoleonics, WWI, WWII, the Arab-Israeli conflict, Car Wars AKA Autoduel (a sort of crash'n'derby automobile combat game), 6mm Godzilla AKA Kaiju games, and science fiction games. I'm open to everything though!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

HUMOUR: "My Kingdom All But For a Cheeto..." (10 August 2008)

TOP: Cheetos, they can really trip you up...
Hi All,

I've always had an odd sense of humour as anyone who knows me or follows my blog can tell you. And one of my humour quirks is that I absolutely adore "stupid criminal" stories. There's something universally appealing about knowing that someone else out there puts your very own, worst personal gaffs to rest ...in very spectacular ways.

One of my very favorite "stupid criminal" stories came from back East during the snow season quite a few years back... apparently several "really stupid" criminals got caught because they robbed a bank and then... walked back in the snow (...leaving foot prints - Doh!) back to their apartments. And you can guess that they were summarily caught and arrested. I get a warm feeling in my gut just thinking about that story. Call it schadenfreude, but I still enjoy it.

Definition of schadenfreude:

But this story puts my favorite "stupid criminal" snow story to rest:

Cops follow Cheetos trail to nail burglar suspects
August 7, 2008

ST. PAUL—St. Paul police followed a trail of Cheetos in order to nab three teenagers suspected of burglarizing a vending machine. Officers were called to the Arlington Recreation Center on July 29, where they found a vending machine's glass had been broken with a chair.

Most of the candy and chips were missing, according to a criminal complaint in Ramsey County District Court.

The officers followed the orange, dusty trail from the rec center, around the side of the building and to a nearby home. Inside, they found numerous vending-sized bags of Cheetos and other snacks.

Police arrested three males aged 17, 18 and 19 who soon arrived at the home by car...

...All three denied being involved, the complaint says.

Please follow the link below for the full article and not just an excerpt.

Link to full story here:

I'll be out at the August MWSS meeting today playing Pig Wars in 28mm...

Have a great Sunday!
And good gaming to you!


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  • At 12:28 PM, August 10, 2008, Blogger Edward Ott said…

    this is a fine example of why it is so hard to deter criminals from a life of crime. they are to stupid to realize they will be caught.

  • At 7:34 PM, August 26, 2008, Blogger MaksimSmelchak said…

    Hey EO,

    Well, our "best and brightest" tend to take up more sensible professions...

    Such is life.

    Thanks for writing.



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