Back in my early days as a freelance designer, I worked for an agency that were producing a full colour, glossy sales brochure for a local company exhibiting at an upcoming expo. It was quite an elaborate brochure with lots of location photography, technical illustrations, tables, diagrams, etc.
The client had paid a deposit upfront before starting, with the balance to be paid on the delivery of the brochures. The design process went along without much problem, the brochure turned out great and all that was needed was for the client to pay the balance and take the brochures away.
Unbeknownst to me – somewhere along the way the agency’s relationship with the client had gone sour, and they were refusing to make the final payment. Meanwhile, about 20 cartons full of glossy sales brochures, sat in the reception area of the agency with the expo looming.
Then a couple of days before the expo, a van pulled up outside the building and a bunch of guys jumped out, dashed into the reception area, snatched as many brochure cartons as they could carry, ran back outside into the van, and sped off!
The dumbest heist I have ever witnessed.