Jack Brooks robbed the store in January while disguised as a zebra -- seriously. Brooks walked into the store wearing a zebra costume and carrying a knife. He demanded money from the clerk, who actually recognized his voice because he'd come into the store earlier in the day. In fact, the clerk had even given Brooks a free bottle of booze earlier in the day because he thought he was a nice guy.
Well, once the clerk realized the zebra crook wasn't joking, he grabbed a metal pipe and chased him out of the store empty-handed. Police noticed bicycle tracks in the snow, which led them to Brooks, a convicted burglar and arsonist. He was arrested, charged and convicted. A judge recently sentenced him to two years and eight months behind bars.