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Bank robber who paid 'wizard' $450 to turn invisible caught (Duh)

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Feb 27, 2013, 1:39 PM EST

The cloak of invisibility this is not. 

It's hard to have any sympathy for someone tries to rob a bank, but we can't help but feel a little bad for this poor fool who got taken in by one of the most ridiculous cons we've ever heard. A man living in Tehran, Iran, spent about 450 bucks on a series of spells that a wizard told him he should tie to his arm. The desired effect? They were supposed to make him invisible.

The man allegedly walked into the bank and immediately began whipping money out of the hands of customers. Within moments, those customers easily took him down.

The guilty would-be thief pleaded to the court, "I made a mistake. I understand now what a big trick was played on me," but we somehow doubt "a wizard did it" is a very good defense in any part of the world. The Tehran police, however, are trying to track down the fake wizard.

We'd figure that, by now the wizard has probably ... disappeared.

(Metro UK via boingboing)