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I Fought The Law, and the Law Won- aka "Stupid Criminal of the Week"

Discussion in 'Crimes' started by Sunburst, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. Sunburst

    Sunburst Bronze Member

    New forum: Post those "stupid criminal" stories here!!!!

    Our first IFTLATLW is the guy in Chicago who was attempting to rob a hot dog stand and shot his own weiner instead. Let this be a lesson , kids: Don't carry a loaded gun in the front of your pants while trying to commit robbery. Store employees can kick and punch pretty hard.

    Last edited: Nov 3, 2017
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  2. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    Florida woman arrested for DUI while riding a horse

    By: FOX 13 News staff
    POSTED: NOV 03 2017 08:38AM CDT

    VIDEO POSTED: NOV 03 2017 04:27PM CDT

    UPDATED: NOV 03 2017 04:54PM CDT

    LAKELAND (FOX 13) - It's possible to be arrested for a DUI while riding a horse. That's what happened to a Florida woman who decided to ride a horse on a busy road, according to Polk County deputies.

    Thursday afternoon, deputies say, a passerby noticed the female horse rider -- later identified as Donna Byrne -- appeared confused and maybe in danger. They responded to Combee Road near North Crystal Lake Road in Lakeland.

    When they approached the rider, they said, she had an odor of alcohol, red watery eyes, and was staggering.

    Her breath-alcohol level was double the legal limit. She allegedly blew samples of .157 and .161, while the legal limit in Florida is .08.

    “Well, this in Polk County. You can get a DUI in a car, in a truck or on a horse,” offered outspoken Sheriff Grady Judd.

    Defense attorneys may not agree. According to Florida statute, to get a DUI you must be operating a vehicle.

    On Friday, Byrne was in the Polk County Jail. Her horse, Bo Duke, was being cared for at Polk County Animal Control.

  3. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Was it illegal or not? I think in some jurisdictions you can't be drunk in public.
  4. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Sorry he got hurt but......kinda funny!
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  5. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    It’s Florida, so who knows :)
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  6. Sunburst

    Sunburst Bronze Member

  7. Ladyslug

    Ladyslug Bronze Member

    Godilocks burglar
    A retired couple from Lancashire returned home from a holiday in 2014 to discover a burglar fast asleep in their bed.

    Martin Holtby and Pat Dyson were amazed to find the intruder, Lukasz Chojnowski, had done their dishes, washed his underwear and even bought some groceries.

    Ms Dyson said their house "wasn't too tidy" when they went away, but Chojnowski - who is originally from Poland but moved to Leeds - had kindly tidied up.

    "He did burn an old saucepan but that happens!" she added. Chojnowski, then 28, admitted burglary, and was given a two-year conditional discharge and ordered to pay £200 costs.
  8. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

  9. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member


    At least he picked up after himself!
  10. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member


    Burglar gets prison for taking $1, plant he confused for pot
    File photo of a houseplant. (Pexels)

    The Associated Press
    Published Friday, October 27, 2017 1:35PM EDT

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania man who stole $1 and a houseplant he thought was marijuana during a series of break-ins in March has been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison.

    The Morning Call reports 21-year-old Maico Rosado Jr. was sentenced Wednesday to 7 1/2 to 15 years after pleading guilty in August to robbery and three counts of burglary.

    Police say Rosado broke into Jabber Jaws Bar & Grille in Allentown. Police say the manager confronted Rosado but backed off when Rosado pointed a gun at him. Rosado then made off with a keepsake dollar.

    From there, police say Rosado broke into a house and left with a plant. Officers say he then threatened a woman with his gun before taking her purse. He was arrested shortly afterward.
  11. noZme

    noZme Bronze Member

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    VIDEO: Legislator Has Insane Meltdown On Camera Over Speeding Ticket - Video Vindicates Officer

    Ulster County, NY - The long-awaited dash-cam video of a traffic stop meltdown involving Ulster County Legislator Jennifer Schwartz Berky has been released. The video was released October 24, by the Town Board after several FOI requests.

    Ulster Police Officer Gary Short stopped Berky for speeding 43 mph in a 30 mph zone in May. He appears courteous and professional throughout the traffic stop, as shown in the video.

    Berky almost immediately brings up the fact that she works for the county and is a county legislator. She told Officer Short that she was doing the same speed as everyone else. Berky can also be seen having what looks to be some type of panic attack, although she does calm down afterward. Officer Short offered to get her medical assistance but she refused.

    She continued to argue and question Officer Short through the video, and told him once that she didn't trust him and didn't feel safe with him. Another officer had arrived to assist by then.

    Officer Short initially wrote Berky a ticket for failure to wear seat belt, but she told him to write him for what he stopped her for. He then wrote her for speeding and she said she wanted the initial ticket back. Officers have discretion when issuing tickets and will often write the ticket for a lesser offense to help a defendant.

    Berky also told Officer Short that she was recording him, and he advised her that the stop was being recorded both on dash-cam and body-cam video.

    On October 27, Berky publicly apologized. Berky represents the city of Kingston in the county legislature, and is up for re-election on November 7.


    Oh please. please tell me snowflake will not be re-elected.
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  12. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Please tell me no one else thinks this looks like a pot plant. o_O
  13. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    I wondered about that myself. He musta been high.
  14. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    I actually have a personal story to share for this thread!

    Back in the 80s, @NOCLUE and I worked for an independent bank in southern California that ended up being closed by the FDIC because of foreclosures in the housing market. When a bank is closed, immediately anything in your checking account is cut into a check from the FDIC, since they insure your money. During the first couple of days, when lots of bank customers were coming in to pick up their checks, a bank robber came into the Anaheim branch to rob the bank. Imagine his shock when he found out there wasn't any money in the bank! :floorlaugh: I wish I could have seen it, but I happened to be upstairs working in the loan department.

    Years later, I saw one of those lists of dumbest criminals and this was on it, but a quick search just now didn't allow me to find anything. Maybe one of you will find it.
  15. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    What was the name of the bank?
  16. Kimster

    Kimster Director Staff Member

    Heritage Bank, but the article I saw way back when just said it's location, not it's name. It was in Anaheim.
  17. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    I can't find it either. Stuff like that would be all over the net if it happened ten years ago, but the eighties is too far back I think.
  18. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    BTW she just lost her bid for re-election
  19. Paradise

    Paradise Media Mod

    Georgia Police: Man Did TV Interview After Robbing Bank
    Eric Rivers allegedly robbed at least two banks in Gwinnett County, Ga., within the last few weeks — and then decided to speak to a CBS46 reporter on-camera about traffic.

    NOVEMBER 9, 2017
    Eric Rivers allegedly robbed at least two banks in Gwinnett County, Ga., within the last few weeks — and then decided to speak to a CBS46 reporter on-camera about traffic.
    LAWRENCEVILLE, Georgia -- Don’t try robbing a bank, but if you do, just make sure you don’t start talking to a local TV station soon after about traffic at a nearby intersection.

    CBS46 News

    That’s some advice from the Lawrenceville Police Department in Georgia, which shared some knowledge on Facebook Wednesday afternoon for any criminals who might be reading its post.

    “It’s not often that we in Law Enforcement give criminals advice on committing criminal acts, but we felt compelled to do so after a recent event,” the department wrote. “Please pay attention.”

    That recent event: Eric Rivers allegedly robbed at least two banks in Gwinnett County, Ga., within the last few weeks — and then decided to speak to a CBS46 reporter on-camera about traffic, police told CBS46.

    Rivers spoke to the reporter, Ashley Thompson, after police say he robbed a Chase Bank earlier that day. Police said a bank manager told them the alleged bank robber was seen approaching a CBS46 news truck, so police contacted Thompson to get information about who she spoke to.

    That information helped police find and arrest Rivers, who gave his name to Thompson.

    The Lawrenceville Police Department wrote that Rivers, who they say was in the area looking for other banks to rob, might have made “our job too easy.”

    So that’s why it gave such seemingly specific advice.

    “This advice is extremely important so again, please pay attention. When after having robbed several banks and you are at another bank casing the place for an additional robbery and are approached by a news crew in the parking lot (covering a completely different story by the way),” the police department wrote, “DO NOT stop and agree to an interview with said news crew. The news anchor might be pretty, but fight the urge and keep walking.

    “You see, when you accept an interview and provide them with your real name it actually makes our job too easy. We will find you anyway, but we do like a little more difficult investigation on occasion.”

  20. spike

    spike Bronze Member

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