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03-01-2009, 10:23 AM
One half of 'Dumb and Dumber' duo freed from US jail

Dumb and dumber ... Luke Carroll and Anthony Prince .

THEY were dubbed Dumb and Dumber for their bungling robbery attempt on a bank in the US state of Colorado.Now, after almost four years in jail, one of them, Anthony Prince, 23, has been freed from a Pennsylvania jail - and deported. His sidekick, Luke Carroll, 23, will remain behind bars until the end of July.

The pair shot to worldwide notoriety in 2005 when, on a working holiday in the luxury ski resort of Vail, Colorado, they attempted to rob a bank wearing balaclavas and brandishing air pistols.

They made their getaway on snowboards and went straight to McDonald's to take "gangsta"-style photographs of themselves with their $US130,000 cash haul but were captured a day later as they prepared to take a one-way flight to Mexico.

Their bungles began when they chose their regular bank, did not hide their Australian accents and forgot to remove the name tags from the local sports store where they worked.When they faced court, Prince said: "I'm ashamed of my behaviour. I don't deserve forgiveness." Carroll said: "No amount of money is worth the embarrassment and shame I have caused. It's a life sentence I have imposed on myself."


03-02-2009, 04:45 PM
When I first moved to Detroit, there were these guys who ruled the drug trade called the Chambers brothers. They were busted by the feds shortly after I moved here, so they were the big story every night on the news. At that time, Chris Hanson worked for Channel 7 (WXYZ), and this was his big story to cover. One night, the news had gotten hold of a home made videotape of two of the guys in the gang posing with all their cash, saying "We rich, we rich". Of course, that same video was eventually played for the jury in federal court and helped convict them. We were laughing for days about it.

03-02-2009, 05:05 PM
A couple blocks from my house, a robber went up to drive through Domino's pizza window and handed a note demanding money. They got around a hundred dollars but did not get a chance to spend any of it because the dummy gave them his folded up bank deposit receipt with his name and address on it.