No, but it was real. Fortunately I'd moved, and didn't end up with him for a client.
They brought her to the scene, and he said, "Yeah, that's her; she's the one I robbed."
This was a couple of years before the lineup of mugging victims or whatever they were in that spoof movie (Hot Shots?).
Yes, criminals are capital-S STUPID!
If they, as a group, had what we think of as "ordinary intelligence," we'd be in *BIG* trouble . .
Computer programmers do it byte by byte.