A Colombian mugger's cunning plan to steal a defenseless woman's cellphone was nearly foolproof — except for the part where he was run over by a bus while fleeing, and ended up looking like a fool.

The perp had anticipated making a quick getaway from the Bogotá bus station after snatching the victim's phone, but forgot to look both ways before leaving the scene of a crime, and was promptly struck by a bus.

Despite the dramatic footage captured on the stations' CCTV camera, the thief sustained only minor injuries.

Amusingly, it was the victim who helped save her attacker from further damage by pulling him out from underneath the bus.

[H/T: Clip Nation]