LA MIRADA (CBS) — Bad luck or simply bad observational skills? Two men face burglary charges after trying to steal beer and snacks from a gas station where four Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were having coffee.
Jacob Wallace, 29, of Costa Mesa, and Robert Martin, 19, were booked on suspicion of burglary in the beer-and-snacks heist, which totaled $18.76.
Surveillance video captured the men running from the store, followed immediately by the four deputies.
Authorities say two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s marked patrol vehicles were parked on the side of the gas station and that all four deputies wore uniforms.
Both Wallace and Martin have been released from custody pending their court hearing.