This briefly reported AOL news item is a really good example of the short story. Hardly a wasted word, just enough information to set context, a sense for the reader of just desserts in tension with 'how unlucky can you get'!
And I love the hugely understated last half sentence, which leaves everything to the imagination!
Wish I could write a sermon as short and effective as this:
An armed robber picked the wrong target when he raided an Australian bar where a biker gang was holding a meeting -- and ended up hog-tied and in hospital.
Police said the man and an accomplice, wearing bandanas and waving machetes, stormed into a club in a western Sydney suburb and ordered customers to lie on the ground as they tried to rob the till.
The noise attracted the attention of up to 50 members of the Southern Cross Cruiser Club, who had just started a club meeting in another room and who then decided to intervene.