A master art thief in Paris planned to steal some paintings from the Louvre.
Putting his plan in motion, he got past security, grabbed the paintings and made it safely to his van. However, he was captured only two blocks away when his van ran out of gas.
When asked how he could mastermind such a crime and yet make such an obvious error, he replied, Monsieur, that is the reason I stole the paintings. I had no Monet to buy Degas to make Van Gogh.