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!