Wow! This guy is creative. He noticed the space next to a Portland-area liquor store was vacant so he hatched a plan.

It was a brilliant plan, except that it wasn't.

The neighboring unit had the same alarm system as the liquor store so police were notified as soon as he broke the window.

Then his sticked worked to punch through the dry wall... but not the bricks and two-by-fours. That means the hole wasn't actually big enough to crawl through and all he could do was grab a couple boxes of Marlboro cigarette packs.

Lastly, he was caught on video, because of course he was.

But it was worth a shot, right? And several months in prison.

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