Gargamel, Australian police need your help catching these Smurfs

You'd think that after one hit movie and a sequel on the way, the Smurfs would've cleaned up their acts. Instead, Peyo's little blue creatures appear have turned to a life of crime, with Papa Smurf right in the middle of it.

Live Leak reports that police in Australia are on the lookout for four Smurfs suspected of committing two crimes Dec. 16 at a 7-Eleven in the Melbourne suburb of Pascoe Vale. According to authorities, a 37-year-old man was walking out of the store at about 1 a.m., when he was approached by a Smurf who asked for a cigarette.

The Smurf, whom we'll call "Smokey," then asked for a light, suggesting perhaps that the creatures aren't nearly as resourceful as the comics and cartoons would lead us to believe. The man refused and noticed that three other Smurfs were trying to hotwire a van in the parking lot, undoubtedly regretting they hadn't brought Handy along. At that point, the man's evening turned very un-Smurfy, as he was assaulted.

Luckily, police have a lead in the form of the 7-Eleven's surveillance video (below), which shows three of the suspects. I suggest the cops start by knocking on doors in that strange neighborhood with the little mushroom-shaped houses ...

(via Gawker)

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