At least once we’ve covered would-be robbers with handwriting so terrible that their victims had trouble figuring out what exactly they were up to. In that case, the poor penmanshiped perpetrator was juuuuuuuust smart enough to get out of Dodge when it became clear that things were heading south. Dion Taylor, on the other hand, does not appear to be burdened by similar levels of intelligence.
When Taylor walked into a Youngstown, Ohio dollar store and handed over his incomprehensible demand letter, the clerk took a look at it, then asked Taylor if he could read it to him. Rather than just leaving, that’s exactly what he did.
According to a police report, a man walked into the Family Dollar store on Market Street about 7:30 Thursday and handed the clerk a note.
The clerk said he couldn’t read the handwriting and handed it back to the man and asked him to read it to him. The robber complied and read the note aloud.
Youngstown Police say the note read, “This is a robbery, please be quiet. Don’t let your pride get you killed.”
To his credit, Taylor did get away with some cash and a pack of smokes, but he was arrested the next day thanks in part to all the surveillance photos of him that were taken whilst he stood there performing his literary masterwork.