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Benjamin Martinez, Colorado Man, Pulls Gun On McDonald's Employee, Then Is Caught Returning Hours Later

11/30/2011 11:00 am ET | Updated Nov 30, 2011

Colorado Springs: home of the U.S. Air Force Academy, hordes of evangelical Christians and, now, one of the world's dumbest hamburglars.

The city's police were called to a local McDonald's at 5:40 on Monday afternoon to respond to an alleged disturbance in the drive-through window. The altercation was over by the time they arrived on the scene. But they discovered that a man later identified as Benjamin Martinez had pulled a gun on a McDonald's employee after the employee approaching him about a fight with an unidentified third party, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette.

Three hours later, the police got another call about a gun-related incident, this time a robbery, later linked to Martinez. The man had pulled his gun on the driver of a car, forced the car to the side of road, pistol-whipped the driver and took the driver's phone and wallet.

Two seemingly unrelated incidents in a major city; police might never have caught the perpetrator. But then, Martinez made a major mistake.

At 10 that night, according to KRDO News Channel 13, the police got a third call, again from the McDonald's. An employee had spotted Martinez returning to the scene of the original crime. (Hey, robbery makes a man hungry!) The police arrived swiftly at the McDonald's and arrested Martinez for the 6 p.m. altercation. They only later connected him to the pistol-whipping at the side of the road.

When will would-be robbers learn the first rule of salty capers like this one? Whatever you do, don't eat where you rob.

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