I was reading the following newspaper article about a failed ATM theft attempt.
The journalist uses the following sentence:
An early-morning bank heist at Regions Bank in Athens was an epic failure for the burglars who attempted to use a stolen forklift to rip their way into an ATM machine.
Is that actually proper form?
I suppose this might be IMHO, but wouldn’t an epic failure be one where you get arrested for your attempted thievery?