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Foolish robber asks victim: 'Do you know who I am?'

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A foolish criminal in the UK revealed his name and former address to his victim while robbing him.

The man proclaimed, "Do you know who I am. I’m Carl Harrison," to the shop keeper before making off with legal intoxicants worth about £1,000 (S$2,100).

Harrison, 30, was jailed for three years and four months after admitting to two charges of robbery, having a knife and possessing drugs, Birmingham Mail reported on Tuesday (July 22).

No smoking

The Birmingham Crown Court heard that Harrison entered the store shortly after 3pm on Feb 10.

Shop keeper William Lee told Harrison to leave the store because he was smoking.

This angered Harrison, who became aggressive.

Harrison threw his cigarette outside before demanding that Mr Lee hand over some drugs, reported Mirror.

The intimidated shop keeper did as he was told, but Harrison was not satisfied.

He left the store, only to return 10 minutes later with a knife to force Mr Lee to give him more.

Hard to find

Despite disclosing his personal details, he was arrested only four months later after getting embroiled in an incident at a bar, Birmingham Mail reported.

Police said Harrison often moved around, making it difficult for authorities to find him.

Harrison's lawyer told the court that Harrison was clearly not "thinking properly" when he robbed Mr Lee.

"There are some bizarre features, perhaps the highlight was to say who he was and, unless there be any doubt, where he used to live, that show that he can not have been thinking properly when the offences were committed."

Sources: Birmingham Mail, Mirror

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