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Probably one of the dumbest crime this week ,how can you carve out a gun out of a tree and still get your self hurt,so much stress involved,how much were they really going steal lol
These three wannabe robbers in Guatemala were easily caught after reportedly planning to threaten their victims with a fake gun made out of wood.
The trio apparently decided the best way to get rich quick was to stage an armed robbery, but realised they needed a gun to intimidate the victim.
Because they did not have any weapons, according to reports they decided to make a fake gun out of wood, as well as a fake grenade.
As these pictures show, this extremely poor imitation looks more like a tree branch than a gun, with even the trigger only held in place by string.
They were arrested by police after a tip-off from locals who spotted them with the fake gun in the town of Amatitlan in southern Guatemala.
Police found the men with the fake weapon and they apparently admitted they planned to use it to carry out a robbery.
There were arrested and taken to the local police station, according to local media.
The police identified them as Jose Enrique Tomas Lopez, 22, Walfre Rolando Perez Sandoval, 20, and Oscar Mirey Barillas, 18.