Three young men walk into a bar…
OK, start over.
Andy Huynh got arrested last week after he and his friends allegedly bungled a robbery and while Huynh got away, he left behind his wallet and ID and ended up surrendering himself.
The trio, all 19, are being held on charges of robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest, according to the L.A. Times here.
The three are accused of attempting to rob a market in Covina, California, on 9/21. Huynh was allegedly the getaway driver and waited in the car while the other two, Nicholas Kalscheuer and Nicholas Fiumetto, entered the Baja Ranch Market at about 3pm.
Inside the store, Fiumetto grabbed a 30-pack of Tecate beer and the two men ran out.
They didn’t get too far. Employees of the market chased them and caught Kalscheuer, holding him until the police came.
Fiumetto, meanwhile, threw the beer in the car and jumped in the car.
Huynh pulled out, but he almost hit an employee so this employee jumped on the hood. Huynh careened through the parking lot, hitting a curb and sending the employee onto the pavement, “scraping his arms in the fall” – said the Times.
Huynh and Fiumetto both ran away on foot. Fiumetto jumped the fence and ran into a car wash next door, with police officers chasing after.
So Fiumetto ran into the car wash tunnel.
The car wash manager was there, saw the whole thing, and he told the paper:
“There were two cars being washed in the tunnel,” Pepe Pinedo said. “He got into the wash and the rollers and got all wet.
“By the time, he came out of the car wash, the officer was already on the other end of the tunnel,” he continued. “It was kind of funny. It was a nice show.”
Huynh, meanwhile, got away. But his wallet and ID were in the car. So police called him and convinced him to turn himself in.
Court records show that Huynh’s bail was initially set at $50,000 but afterwards was upped to $80,000. He’s still in jail, way out in Castaic.