A German man was declared dead on Christmas Day after being hit in the head with a flying piece of condom machine that he and his two friends tried to rob with explosives. According to The Guardian:
The two men told hospital officials that their friend had fallen down the stairs, injuring his head. Suspicious of their story, the officials called the police.
During questioning, police said, one of them admitted that the three had blown up the condom machine, and that their fellow conspirator was hit in the head by metal as he tried to take cover.
Adding insult to injury, because the explosion was large enough to send a chunk of debris into a man’s skull, neither the condoms nor the money were retrieved by the would-be robbers. The two remaining men were arrested and then later released into custody.