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.