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Vape Store Robbery
March 15, 2019
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World’s Stupidest Thieves Rob a Vape Shop

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Jim McDonald

In the early morning hours of March 11, two burglars broke into a Winnipeg, Manitoba vape shop, and managed to steal a few vape mods, break a lot of glass, and in the process create a hilarious viral video.

The Flamingo Vape location on Pembina Highway in Winnipeg was the thieves’ target. They broke the front door glass and walked in just after 1:00 a.m., with crowbars and sledgehammers in hand.

The burglars decided to make themselves unforgettable for viewers of the security cam footage. The guy wore a day-glo yellow jacket like the ones usually seen on road construction workers, and the female thief wore Ugg boots. They were smart enough to obscure their faces — but not smart enough to bring a bag to carry the loot away.


I won’t spoil the fun by describing the robbery in detail, because you can watch the footage yourself. It’s even helpfully narrated by someone from the shop. My favorite moment is the woman shoveling boxes of merchandise into a trash can with no bottom.

The shop is so well-lit, and the cameras so well-placed, that we can see the results of the thieves’ poor decisions in detail. The only thing missing is a Benny Hill soundtrack.

These people are so dumb, I kept waiting (and hoping) for them to load their pockets with loose batteries and change from the cash drawer. But alas, we’ll have to wait for them to blow themselves up vaping some of the fancy mech mods they stole.

The shop is offering a $2,000 (Canadian) reward for information leading to the arrest of the genius criminals, so hopefully someone recognizes them. Flamingo Vape is open and doing business.

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Jim McDonald

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Jim McDonald

Smokers created vaping without help from the tobacco industry or anti-smoking crusaders, and I believe vapers have the right to continue innovating to help themselves. My goal is to provide clear, honest information about the challenges vaping faces from lawmakers, regulators, and brokers of disinformation. I’m a member of the CASAA board, but my opinions aren’t necessarily CASAA’s, and vice versa. You can find me on Twitter @whycherrywhy

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