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.