Some rather dark knights recently robbed the organizers of a French Renaissance Faire at swordpoint, taking away a $25,000 haul and a tale worthy of becoming a bard's song.
Here's how it transpired:
"There were apparently three to four members of the group, and they struck early on Monday morning. The organizers were counting revenue from the weekend faire in Bitche, near the France and Germany border. The faire, “Medievales Europeennes de Bitche,” is a huge one and draws more than 11,000 attendees. The amount of money they had on hand doesn’t surprise me at all.
Masks were unfortunately part of the thieves’ knight costumes, but hopefully they’ll be able to make arrests soon."
I guess the Ren Faire promoters are lucky the crooks weren't taking a note from Robin Hood's book, or else they'd be stuck full of arrows!