You have to at least give a Georgia man props for being persistent after his initial robbery attempt was foiled by a potential victim who just said "no."

Alex McCray walked into an accounting office at a mall in Norcross, Georgia and handed a note to the woman behind the front desk, demanding the cash in the register. Too bad for him, there was no cash register, since the office didn't collect cash from its clients in the first place. After being informed of their policy, McCray showed some good old-fashioned persistence, taking the note back and going two doors down to a gift shop, where he tried again.

This time the clerk on duty pretended she couldn't read or speak English. A frustrated McCray left that business empty handed as well -- but not before another mall employee jotted down a description of McCray and his car. Police expect to have him in custody soon. You know what they say, if at first you don't succeed, maybe a life of crime isn't for you. That is what they say, isn't it?