Two British students set to begin an eight week crime spree in the US

Watch out for these dangerous fellows!

“There are thousands of stupid laws in the United States, but we are limiting ourselves to breaking about 45 of them,” said Richard Smith, from Portreath, Cornwall.

The journey, which appropriately enough begins in Alcatraz, will cover around 18,000 miles and take eight weeks – provided, of course, that Mr Smith and his accomplice, Luke Bateman, are not apprehended along the way.

Via BoingBoing. I wonder, would it really be prohibitively expensive to get rid of all those ridiculous laws? I mean, it’s kind of embarrassing ;>

(Plus I’m annoyed that they might get a book deal out of it, and they’re not even Americans! I wish I’d thought of it ;P)