Reading about dumb criminals has got to be the funnest thing in the world after watching 4 year olds play soccer. Both make you laugh out loud and yell, "Not like that!"

Armed robbery is no laughing matter, and the poor gas station clerk at Ameristar in Prosser was scared for his life when his shop was robbed at 4am Tuesday by a man who said he had a gun.

Police were called and did their thing. Eventually they were tipped off the suspect was hanging out front of the Best Western just a block away!

Hadn't he ever heard of a getaway car? Perhaps he was too brainy and was trying to pull a "Purloined Letter" stunt?