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Incredible photo; they shot each other
Although the new year is only a few days old, we may already have identified the most incompetent criminal of 2011.
He is the dimwit in the far left who is about to assassinate a local village politician in the Philippines who, it turns out, is pointing a camera at him at the same time.
There’s nothing funny about murder, and I’m no expert, but I have to believe you’re supposed to tailor your plan just a bit when you notice the guy you are trying to kill is taking a snapshot of his family and you’re in the shot.
Who knows how different history would have been if President Lincoln had said, “Dearest Mary, let me get a daguerreotype of you here in the theater box. And you, stranger with the little pistol, would you like to be in the daguerreotype, too?
Very sadly the victim, who took this photo, died on the way to the hospital. The accused killer has been arrested along with the other guy in the background, who it turns out may be even more incompetent than the shooter.
His job? Apparently he was the “lookout.”
A gunman identified as Michael Gonzales aims his pistol at local village politician shortly before Dagsa was assassinated in this handout photo released by Dagsa’s family in Manila on January 5, 2011. Reynaldo Dagsa took this picture of his family on New Year’s eve moments before he was killed by Gonzales who was captured on his camera together with an accomplice (man on the right). Police said, they arrested Gonzales and his accomplice in the assassination. REUTERS/Dagsa Family/Handout