JUPITER, FL - Joshua James, 24, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, after visiting a Wendy's restaurant. What did he do? He threw a 3-foot alligator through the drive-thru window and took off. Why? It was just a prank. Make that one dumb prank! He was arrested shortly after the incident.
RICHMOND, VA - Lovely Robinson, 25, had to cancel her order of Wendy's deluxe chicken sandwiches and opt for plain 99¢ chicken sandwiches instead because she didn't have enough money. She wanted the deluxe sandwiches at the reduced price, but Latanya Nelson (the manager on duty) would not comply. What Robinson did next was appalling. She climbed over the counter and attacked Nelson, ultimately biting her. The police arrested Robinson and charged her with several offenses. I think Lovely needs to have a name change because she doesn't appear to be so lovely!
JUPITER, FL - Joshua James, 24, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, after visiting a Wendy's restaurant. What did he do? He threw a 3-foot alligator through the drive-thru window and took off. Why? It was just a prank. Make that one dumb prank! He was arrested shortly after the incident.
WILDWOOD, FL - Johnny Roldan, 29, entered a Walmart and bought some groceries but tried to shoplift a DVD. A loss-prevention officer spotted him and detained Roldan until the police arrived. Upon his arrest, Roldan felt remorse, probably because he had plenty of money (over $400) in his pocket to pay for it! At least he knew not to resist arrest.
CLARKSVILLE, TN - Ronald Taylor entered a Golden Corral and showed the cashier a badge and concealed handgun. But there happened to be a Clarksville police detective behind him in line. Taylor said he was a police officer from out of town, but the detective soon discovered that he was an insurance agent from Kentucky, and Taylor was charged with impersonating an officer. Why did Taylor do this? Just to try to get a free drink! Dumb!
SAN DIEGO, CA - Adrian Blanche Swain, 29, got a haircut at 619 Barber Shop and left satisfied, giving Manny Montero a $20 tip. But an hour later, she came back with a gun, threatening Manny and cursing at him. She attempted to fire the gun three times, but each time it malfunctioned. Another barber nearby tackled Swain to the floor and waited for police. Now she is charged with attempted murder! She pled not guilty in court, but plenty of witnesses saw that she was definitely guilty. But sometimes that doesn't matter. Here in America, you can throw tantrums and try to get away with murder!
BRADENTON, FL - Anthony Nemeth, 26, walked into a Walgreens on February 14 and headed straight toward the pharmacy counter. He told the female pharmacist that he had a gun and demanded all the Oxycodone pills. But the pharmacist's boyfriend, David West, happened to be there, visiting her on Valentine's Day. Who is David West? He happens to be a pro boxer and former two-time Florida boxing champ! Do I have to tell you what happened? Before Nemeth could escape, West threw a few combinations, knocking him to the ground. West held the crook there until the police arrived.
MORRO BAY, CA - This is a story about some dumb employees. Someone claiming to be a fire department official called up a Burger King. He told the employees that there was a major gas leak and that they should smash out several windows for ventilation. And, you guessed it, they did! When the real fire department officials and police showed up, everyone soon realized that it was just a prank... a very expensive prank!
PALM BEACH, FL - Juan Bixby, 35, and Julian Lopez, 27, saw a stranded cyclist on the sidewalk. They pulled over, and with gun in hand, demanded money. The cyclist told them that he didn't have any money on him, but that he could get some the next day and give it to them. They agreed and left. The cyclist called 911 immediately with full description and license plate number. Within 15 minutes, the police had the dumb pair in custody.
MEXICO - El Chapo has made it into the Dumb Crooks of the Month! Joaquin Guzman (his real name) escaped Mexico's most secure prison last July through a custom-made tunnel and disappeared. He was nowhere to be found. But the fame of Hollywood was his downfall. Guzman wanted his story to be made into a movie, but not just any movie. He wanted a Hollywood blockbuster. He started communicating with actors and producers who were working with the police. Eventually, the Mexican marines found that he was living at his secret home in Los Mochis, Mexico, and captured him in January.
TAMPA, FL - Lisa Myers, 56, was driving a car very slowly, as she kept on falling asleep. She looked like she was under the influence, so a police deputy tried to pull her over. But as he approached her car, she took off. She tried to lose him by pulling into a nearby parking lot. It didn't work. She ended up pulling right into the police station parking lot!
PHILADELPHIA, PA - Jason Hayes, 17, entered a house through a window and held an elderly woman at gunpoint. He made her drive to an ATM and demanded $2000, but the ATM would only allow a $460 withdrawal. He told her and her husband to meet him the next morning in the parking lot with $1500, and they agreed. Hayes left. The old couple called the police. The police did not expect the crook to actually show up, but sure enough, he did, right on time. But instead of the old couple waiting for him in the car, he found a couple of police officers, who arrested him and sent him to jail.
NORTH TROY, VT - Cedrick Bourgault-Morin, 21, of Quebec, Canada, crossed the border without being detected. A U.S. Border Patrol agent tracked footprints in the snow leading into Vermont. The agent continued to follow the tracks as two other agents went ahead of the illegal border crosser. Cedrick, dressed in white, was spotted pulling a sled. When he noticed the agents in the distance, he tried to bury the sled in the snow. Too late. The agents arrested Cedrick and seized the sled with its contents... 182 pounds of pills called Xanax, valued at over $1.5 million!
REXBURG, ID - Two marijuana smugglers who began their journey in Las Vegas were headed to Montana for a big payday. They never made it. They never would have been caught if they hadn't turned themselves in. What happened? Shortly after leaving Las Vegas, they decided to sample the merchandise. They were having a good time until they crossed into Idaho. That is when they started to become paranoid (one of the side effects of smoking marijuana) as they continued to smoke the stuff. Convinced that the other cars on the road were unmarked police cars, they pulled over. They called 911 and told the dispatcher that they surrendered and that police should just arrest them and get it over with. The dispatcher, not knowing what they were talking about, told them to explain. They did. When asked for their names and location, they told him. When the dispatcher told them that a marked police vehicle (they had no unmarked vehicles) would be there shortly, they said, "thank you", and sounded relieved. When asked if they had any guns or weapons, they said, "No, just some snacks." Maybe more crooks should smoke marijuana! Just kidding.
FARGO, ND - An officer with the North Dakota Highway Patrol pulled over a vehicle early in the morning on January 22 for a traffic violation. But the male driver fled on foot, and the officer lost him in a residential neighborhood. Time to call on Falco the K-9 wonder dog! Within a short time, Falco found the crook in a large trash container. When the crook tried to flee again, one of the officers on the scene tased him. The dumb crook should have cooperated!
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - Jonathan Ray, 23, was very perplexed on November 28. He knew that his mother had just made some delicious posole (or pozole) and he was hungry. (Posole is a Mexican dish and is similar to a soupy stew.) He texted her, saying he was hungry and coming over to eat. She wasn't home at the time, but knew that Jonathan was craving her posole. She was saving that for a special occasion and texted back, telling him to stay away. It was a race to her house. She came through the front door as Jonathan came through the back door. He headed straight for the fridge, grabbed the pot of posole, and darted out. This was not the first time he had done something like this, and now she'd had enough! She called the police and pressed burglary charges against her own son. He was immediately arrested, but not until he had eaten his fill of the posole!
EDGEWATER, FL - Jasper Harrison, 47, heard a helicopter over the storage unit he was in and turned himself in. He had been growing marijuana in the unit illegally and when he heard the helicopter, he quickly called 911 and surrendered. He did not want to get shot or go through any other altercations. The police soon arrived and arrested him. But the helicopter belonged to a news agency that was on a different assignment nearby, and had nothing to do with Jasper. The only thing to catch him was his own guilty conscience!
LATROBE, PA - Joshua Jording, 26, broke into a business he used to work for. He tried to keep his cover, knowing that there were security cameras around the building. But when the police reviewed the video, something stood out. Joshua was wearing a sweatshirt with his name "Josh" embroidered on it. He was easily identified and was arrested soon afterwards.
SARASOTA, FL - Darerol Lowery, 53, grabbed a 73-year-old woman's purse at a "dollar" store and started to leave the store. She grabbed the purse back and kicked him straight in the groin! He had messed with the wrong old lady! Lowery fled but the police quickly found him, since he was in a little pain. He also had an outstanding warrant from a separate incident.
BOLIVAR, TN - The students at Bolivar Central High knew that sagging pants were not allowed. School Deputy Charles Woods reprimanded several students many times. Two students who wouldn't comply got a lesson in law this past November... they were charged with indecent exposure and sent to jail. After spending a couple of days in the "slammer" and facing $250 each in fines, maybe they will listen now! Many communities around the nation are banning saggy pants. If the pitiful dressers knew how ridiculous and offensive they looked, perhaps they'd stop!
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - Anna Preston was rear-ended by a black car which sped off, and no one saw the license plate. The hit-and-run driver seemed to have gotten away with it. The police checked the 911 calls at that time to see if they could get any leads. Some newer cars have a feature which calls 911 automatically when in an accident. The police tracked one call to Cathy Bernstein, who denied that anything had happened. But after an investigation, Bernstein confessed to the hit-and-run. She had activated the 911 call system in her Ford Focus prior to the accident, but didn't realize that it could work against her!
WICHITA FALLS, TX - Timothy Norris, 27, went to pay his $600 property tax bill at the county tax office. The tax collector on duty refused to take the cash because it was 600 $1 bills all tightly folded. It would have taken hours to unfold them. An officer nearby told Norris to leave, but he refused unless they would take the money. After he resisted arrest for criminal trespassing, his troubles multiplied. He went to jail and was released on $500 bail.
OCALA, FL - Mario Condis, 60, volunteered as an usher at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church. But during that time, church officials noticed the donations were much lower than usual and contacted police. The police set up surveillance cameras and viewed Mario helping himself to the collection baskets. When the priest asked the congregation to bow their heads and close their eyes for prayer, Mario stuffed his pockets with cash. But Mario didn't know the police were watching. As he went to the altar, deputies met him and escorted him out of the church and into a squad car. Police emptied his pockets of nearly $350... not bad for an hour's worth of "ushering"!
SOMERSET, PA - Michele Leonard, 47, was arrested for a DUI after crashing her car on November 14 around 5 pm. She was released shortly after that and told to not drink and drive anymore. But an hour later Michele got behind the wheel of her now-damaged car. She lost control and hit a car before crashing into someone's shed. She was arrested again for yet another DUI! This time she was not released.
CHECOTAH, OK - Gary Lane stumbled upon a Civil War reenactment on November 6. Too drunk to realize that it was all fake, he grabbed his shotgun and started shooting at the Civil War actors! The police showed up and arrested Lane before he injured anyone.
KEY WEST, FL - Vladamir Estele, 19, broke into vehicles this past November, stealing money and any valuables he could. The police, responding to one of the break-ins, discovered something that Estele had left behind... his wallet! The police checked the ID for a name and address and showed up at Estele's door. Estele informed the officers that he had lost his ID. They showed Estele his ID and arrested him on the spot!
DETROIT, MI - John Rose, 25, applied for an officer position in September. After a background check, he was clear to proceed. But a Wayne County Sheriff's officer wasn't satisfied and did a thorough background check in October, state by state. Whoa! Hold everything! Rose was a wanted criminal on six felony counts in Kentucky. The officer asked Rose to come into the office on November 10 to finish some final paperwork. Rose took the bait, came in, and was immediately arrested. The Wayne County Sheriff said this incident should serve as a reminder for any criminals applying for a job with the Sheriff's office.
Iowa City, IA - Ross McDonald, 39, was pulled over for going the wrong way on a one-way street. He told the officer that he had only had a "couple" of drinks. Ross was taken to a sobriety processing room where he was given a breathalyzer test. But before the test, he asked to use the restroom. Ross started to eat as much toilet paper as he could, thinking that would help him to pass. It didn't! Now he found himself arrested, full of alcohol - and plenty of fiber!
CLERMONT, FL - Liann Watson, 45, knew she was too drunk to drive, but she wanted some cigarettes and chicken. She called 911 and told police that she was drunk and that she needed someone to pick up some cigarettes and a serving of chicken wings. She told them that she was going to pass out if someone didn't help her. Deputies did show up, but arrested her on the spot. She was charged with misusing the 911 system. Once in the back of the squad car, Watson kicked and screamed before she finally just cried.
KENOSHA, WI - Now for a local dumb crook. Michael Engelmann, 59, was pulled over by police on November 16. His vehicle was filled with empty beer cans and an open pack of beer on the passenger seat. Not only did Michael fail the sobriety test, he almost fell over! Come to find out, this was his 8th OWI! Maybe it's time for a little jail time.
HAZLET, NJ - A homeowner called police about a suspicious package that was delivered to his address. He hadn't ordered anything, and he didn't recognize the name on the package. So, what was inside? 50 pounds of marijuana... with a street value of over $300,000! The package had the name of the crook on the box, but the sender had put the wrong address on it! Whoops! Now the police are tracking down the sender as well.
COLUMBIA, TN - Hayden Vandiver was waiting for the right time to get back at his former boss, Michael Sloan, owner of a Columbia Asphalt Company. He broke into Sloan's business and stole his prize possession and "baby"... a 2012 Dodge 2500 truck. Hayden drove the truck over a mile into a creek and left it there! He didn't care; he planned to get caught all along. Why? He wanted to get away from his wife. Hayden was able to get the two things he had longed for. I've never seen a happier dumb crook!
GLADSTONE, OR - Roshawn Garrett, 23, had already had a long criminal history when he stole a car and eluded police. Not being able to track him down, the police relied on Nero... the K-9 hero! It didn't take long before Nero found Garrett hiding in some bushes in the massive park area. The words on Garrett's shirt confirmed it all... "WARNING: I DO DUMB THINGS!"
CANTON, OH - James Crossen, 31, was wanted as the main suspect in a robbery earlier in the day. Sheriff's deputies spotted Crossen's car at a house and went to the door. Crossen thought about giving up, but then changed his mind. He took off inside the house. The authorities surrounded the house, but took some time locating him. Eventually, they found him in the basement... stuffed in the clothes dryer! You have to admire a crook who wants to come clean and get dried out!
BRENT, FL - Joshua Lynam, 24, was just having some fun with his newly installed flashing lights. The car in front of him pulled over to let him pass. But Lynam pulled behind the stopped vehicle and started to question the driver. Lynam had no idea that it was an unmarked police car. It didn't take long for the plain-clothed officer to figure out that uniform-dressed Lynam was a fake. Now the fake cop is in jail!
MARTIN COUNTY, FL - Will Lamberson, 29, met a guy at a 7-11 and got his number. They texted back and forth for weeks and eventually Lamberson agreed to sell and deliver a bag of cocaine to his fellow texter. But Lamberson had copied the number down wrong at the 7-11. So, who had he been texting this whole time? Lamberson was mistakenly sending the texts to Brian Bergen, captain of the Martin County Narcotics Unit at the sheriff's office! Lamberson arrived with the cocaine and Bergen met him with other officers and escorted him to jail.
UNIONTOWN, PA - David Lee, 46, went inside Walmart with the sole purpose of shoplifting to support his drug addiction. He used a sharp knife to remove a smartphone off of a rack. Knowing he had to rid the phone of its packaging in order to steal it without being detected, Lee went to a secluded aisle. Still using the knife, Lee began to cut open the package but slipped and stabbed his arm in the process. Losing a lot of blood, Lee grabbed a towel and left the store. The police were called right away, but Lee was already gone. The police went to the nearest hospital and arrested him.
SANFORD, FL - Two women stole 5 expensive handbags from Marshall's worth over $700. Lexus Perry was arrested when a family member called police. The other shoplifter was easy to identify as Shazonya Williams because of the "WON'T BE CAUGHT" shirt she was wearing. It was just a matter of time before the taunting Williams was caught, since the police had offered a reward for her arrest.
TWIN FALLS, ID - Caleb Funke, 22, broke into a house and "tore it up" looking for valuables. He found a lot of cash and jewelry and put it on the front seat of his car. Not wanting anyone to steal the stuff he had just stolen, Funke locked the car. He went back inside to get his keys and cell phone but couldn't find them. Funke left on foot before he could be caught.
In the meantime, the homeowner arrived and called the police. Still investigating the crime scene, the police saw someone had been dropped off behind the house. It was Funke! He had come back to get his car and the loot, remembering now where he had put his keys. As the police were questioning him, the homeowner came out with some keys that she didn't recognize. An officer tried them in the car. Guess what? They were a match! When the police searched Funke, they found stolen jewelry in his pocket. After further questioning, Funke admitted to two other recent burglaries as well.
COLUMBUS, OH - A Verizon store was burglarized by breaking the back glass door. Once inside, the thieves cut or ripped the cords to all of the displays and left with the phones. But the display phones aren't real phones. They're "dummy" phones - fake phones made to look real. The real phones are locked in a vault every night.
DETROIT, MI - Brandon Williams, 24, saw two men inside a new Ford Fusion and approached with gun in hand. He told them to take off their jewelry, leave their belongings in the car and get out. He hit one of the men, breaking his nose. But Williams couldn't drive off because he didn't know enough to release the parking brake. Frustrated, Williams left in the car he came with - a stolen Jeep. Police arrived as he sped off and a pursuit followed. As Williams neared 90 mph, the Jeep he was driving flipped and struck 2 utility poles. He was flung from the Jeep and hit the ground hard. Now Williams is facing 25 years in prison.
GRESHAM, OR - Salvador Buenrostro, 42, was pulled over for a traffic violation. Trying to avoid a ticket, Salvador called 911 and reported a fake shooting nearby, in hopes that the officer would respond. But the call was traced to where Salvador was parked. Busted! GPS is getting better all the time! Salvador still got the ticket... and a trip to jail.
KENOSHA, WI - Zachary Olsen, 20, had a busy day on August 19. He left the scene of an accident after crashing into a parked car. Police located Olsen shortly thereafter. With fumbled words, he told the officers that he had smoked marijuana a few hours earlier. He was given a blood test, briefly jailed, then released. In the afternoon, Olsen grabbed a woman's car keys and was told by police to give them back and to stay away from her house. He agreed. After the police left, Olsen snatched the woman's keys again, punched her, and left. He returned that evening and started another fight but left before the police arrived. But Olsen couldn't stay away. He came back shortly before midnight and climbed through the woman's window to start more trouble. This time the police were waiting nearby and with no more "get out of jail free cards", Olsen was arrested! He used up all his second chances within one 24-hour grace period!
ZION, IL - Che Hearn, 25, drove his car to WalMart in Round Lake for the sole purpose of stealing. He started to exit the store with a cart full of electronics, but his get-away car was missing. After employees confronted Hearn, he dropped everything and fled on foot. The police easily spotted him and asked him why he was walking. Hearn said that his car had been repossessed while he was inside the store.
POLK COUNTY, FL - Logan Hale, 21, burglarized a house on August 3, pawned all the stolen goods, and got away. Even though the sheriff's office knew him well since he had been sent to the Polk County jail on 5 separate occasions, Hale could not be found. On August 14, Sheriff Grady Judd posted Hale's picture on Facebook, along with information about Hale. With a user name of "Logan Finallyfree Hale", the crook responded on the sheriff's Facebook page, saying, "Lol can't hurt much now." The sheriff responded by saying he (Hale) should just turn himself in. Not able to stay silent, Hale posted on August 18, "HELLO, here i am...", and taunted the sheriff with other posts. Sheriff Judd, not taking kindly to the jabs, offered a $500 reward for any information leading to Hale's arrest. Judd also did his own taunting, saying that Hale would have "to change your FB name from 'Finallyfree' to 'Back In Jail' " and that he (Judd) would give him a free ride to jail. Two days later, on August 20, officers spotted Hale, who was arrested and sent to jail for a 6th time! Lauren Hemness and Julianna Lawrence, who were protecting Hale, were also arrested. The last Facebook post shows Hale in handcuffs with a poem by the sheriff... "Logan Hale, you are on your way to jail. Your attempts to hide were to no avail. Epic fail."
PALM BEACH, FL - Candace McCray, 36, worked as a nurse's aide at an assisted-living facility in Palm Beach Gardens last year. She stole a large amount of jewelry from one of her female patients in January 2014 and pawned most of it, but wasn't caught. The patient recognized McCray at a rehab center where she had an appointment this summer. McCray was wearing a pair of her diamond earrings stolen over a year ago! The patient called police and they in turn called McCray and asked her to come in for an interview. Even though the police told McCray it was about the stolen jewelry, she showed up wearing the same diamond earrings in question. She was arrested after further questioning.
WINTER HAVEN, FL - Police, responding to a complaint, found Daruis McClain sitting in a car. When the officer asked for an ID, Daruis said that he didn't have it on him. The officer then asked for his name, date of birth, and Social Security number. Trying to evade arrest, Daruis gave a fake SS# and the name and birth date of his half brother, Dequan Gunter, not realizing that he was also wanted by police. He was taken into custody; after his real name was found out... he stayed in custody. As for the SS#? It belonged to a white man!
CARSON CITY, NV - A Carson City police officer ran the license plate of a vehicle he was following, and it came back expired. The officer's computer also revealed that the registered owner of the vehicle, Joseph Scurti, was wanted on two felony warrants. Scurti, instead of pulling over, tried to elude the officer. The officer immediately called for backup to help in the pursuit. And it turned out to be one of the slowest police pursuits recorded because the crook was riding a scooter, which cruises at a top speed of 30-35 mph! Scurti ended up riding on the sidewalk, but hit a squad car and got his scooter stuck underneath. In a final attempt, Scurti took off on foot but was tackled, handcuffed, and arrested.
BILLINGS, MT - Connie Kay Bailey, 50, attempted to steal a tow truck which was left idling. As she revved up the engine and put it into gear, the truck conked out. This was all witnessed by the tow truck driver, who was loading up a vehicle at the time! Connie ran off, but was later identified and arrested.
LOS ANGELES, CA - A man burglarized a home while the occupants slept inside, apparently only stealing an iPhone. But before he left, the burglar accidentally activated a home surveillance system connected to the iPhone. The video shows a nice picture of the crook's face as he was leaving with the phone.
LYNNWOOD, WA - Thieves cut the cables to an ATM machine from a business and loaded it into a stolen van. Trying to flee the scene as soon as possible, the crooks failed to tie down the machine, and sped over a speed bump and out of the parking lot. The ATM was found soon after by police, lying near the speed bump. It never left the parking lot! The stolen van was found the next day.
BRADFORD, VT - Benny Wercberger, 30, of Monroe, New York, was cruising along on Interstate 91, apparently in a rush, when a Vermont state trooper clocked him going 97 mph in a 65 mph zone. That is 32 mph over the speed limit! He was given a ticket and told to slow down. He did... by only 7 mph. Now speeding along at 90 mph, Benny was pulled over again, a few minutes later, and given another speeding ticket. But this time Benny was arrested and his car was towed. Now he wasn't going anywhere fast. He also has to show up at Vermont Superior Court on August 26. I don't think Benny is in a hurry to get to court!
BOCA RATON, FL - A woman reported to police that her fishing poles and other fishing gear worth over $4,000 were stolen. The police, searching on a pawn shop database, found one nearby shop that had recently bought fishing equipment. Bingo! All the poles and gear were confiscated. The crook was discovered to be one of her neighbors, Charles Pickett, who got $180 for the stuff. I don't know who the bigger crook was... Charles or the pawn shop!
GREENSBURG, PA - Shane Lindsey, 32, robbed a bank and fled on foot with a bag of money. The bank teller gave a description of the robber when police arrived. Witnesses told police that they had seen the crook run into a nearby restaurant. The police searched the restaurant and guess what they found... the black hooded coat that the robber had worn, seen on the bank surveillance cameras, along with the bag of money, which was hidden in the bathroom. But where was the robber? He was found in the dining area, enjoying some biscuits, and was immediately arrested.
MORGANTON, NC - Katlyn Milligan, 20, was impatiently waiting in a hospital emergency room with a sick relative for an hour and a half. Becoming enraged, Katlyn, holding up a lighter to a bathroom sprinkler, set off the whole sprinkler system. Now her relative would have to wait much longer as the hospital staff moved patients to other areas. The entire clean-up took about two hours. After an investigation, police arrested Katlyn, who had an even longer wait time... in jail!
BENTON, AR - Tieren Watson, 26, was arguing with a neighbor one Saturday night. Becoming agitated, Tieren, with gun in hand, started firing off rounds, accidentally striking a female bystander. He took off immediately, but the police were able to track him down. When they found him a few days later, Tieren was wearing a shirt that said it all: "YOU CAN RUN, BUT YOU CAN'T HIDE"!
WEST PALM BEACH, FL - Ramando Givens, 25, stole an SUV from a car dealership lot and sped away. The police, using the car's GPS tracking system, were able to locate the vehicle several miles away, but there was no driver in sight. How did the police find the crook? Ramando had left something behind in the car: his wallet... containing his driver's license and Social Security card!
TOMS RIVER, NJ - Christopher Miller robbed a Stride Rite shoe store when he was 26 years old. He was recently released from prison after serving 15 years. The following day, Christopher, now 41, robbed the same shoe store and fled on foot. He was easily identified by the sales clerk. How? It was the same clerk he had robbed 15 years before! Now Christopher is facing an additional 16 years in prison.
LONGMONT, Colorado - Patricia Rotter was in court this past May for a previous DUI. During a court recess, she drove to a liquor store, then headed back to court, speeding and driving recklessly. An off-duty deputy spotted her and called it in. A Longmont police officer pursued her and pulled her over, right into the court parking lot. Patricia failed her sobriety test and was arrested... again!
BEAVER, West Virginia - Michael Kevin, 43, entered a drug store, wearing camouflage and a mask. He tried to use pepper spray to keep the employees at bay, but, in the process, pepper-sprayed himself. Michael staggered out of the store and into his car, and drove off. After a short investigation, the police identified the man and arrested him for attempted robbery. They couldn't charge him with robbery, because he hadn't stolen a thing!
MIAMI, Florida - Daniel Palmer, 26, used a gun to threaten a male tourist, then stole his gold necklace. Palmer fled the scene. But, after close inspection, he saw that the jewelry was a fake gold piece. Feeling like a victim, Palmer went back to the tourist and told him that the necklace was fake. The tourist was now able to identify the crook to police. They immediately pursued Palmer and arrested him for armed robbery, police evasion, and reckless driving.
ORLANDO, Florida - Lashawn Williams, 24, robbed someone of a smartphone at gunpoint, but shot himself accidentally as he was fleeing the scene. Williams got into a stolen car and drove away. But he was in pain from his self-inflicted injury, so he waved to a nearby police officer. The officer then escorted Williams to the hospital. Shortly after that, Williams was charged with armed robbery and possession of a stolen vehicle, and was escorted to jail!