A thief was caught after stealing some paintings from the Louvre in Paris, after his getaway van ran out of fuel.

He was given bail at his first hearing, and a reporter asked him on the steps of the courthouse how he could have forgotten such a vital part of his plan.

“Simple,” said the thief, “I had no Monet for Degas to make the Van Gogh.”

(Translated:  “I had no money for the gas to make the van go.”