I really love the Smoking Gun.

The novice criminals–Sykes, 23, handed the teller a note, while Westhusing, 19, drove the getaway car–were almost immediately undone by a tracking device that the teller placed among the 48 bills she forked over. An amusing U.S. District Court affidavit describes what happened when the duo found the suspicious device when they returned to Sykes’s house to count the loot.

Sykes told investigators that she “went to a computer and searched the Internet to figure out what the device might be.” Panicking and assuming that the pair would be busted, Sykes “ran out to her car and hid the device.” It is unclear why she did not try to dispose of it somewhere besides underneath the driver’s side floor mat in her purple Hyundai Accent.


Brittney Sykes and Emma Westhusing

I guess I really can’t blame them though, what kind of deadbeat parents gives their sons names like Brittney and Emma?