Title

Why People Can Believe They're Smarter Than They Really Are

Document Type

Other

Rights

This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

5.1 PSYCHOLOGY

Publication Details

Updated / Wednesday, 5 Jun 2019 14:45

Abstract

Hear the true story of wannabe criminal mastermind McArthur Wheeler. In 1995, Mr Wheeler audaciously robbed two Pittsburgh banks in broad daylight, without even trying to conceal or disguise his face. Tapes from surveillance cameras were shown on the news that same day and he was promptly arrested an hour later.

Mr Wheeler was shocked to have been identified so easily, and the police were rather surprised at this since he made no attempt to hide his identity. When Mr Wheeler saw the incriminating tapes, he was recorded as saying: "But I wore the juice".

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