The Monroe County Sheriff’s Department announced yesterday that some undercover cops played a prank on a suspected marijuana grower in the Florida Keys. They lured him into a trap by placing a ransom note in place of six of his pot plants. The note read,
“Thanks for the grow! You want them back? Call for the price.”
The pot-grower, Steven Locasio, responded by calling the cops within ten minutes of the note placement and offered them $200 cash for the safe return of the marijuana plants. The detectives agreed, met for the exchange and promptly arrested him.
How dumb can you get? Apparently, quite a bit dumber – keep reading…
There is the Texas Woman, Elsa Benson, who has called 911 over thirty times in the past year! Most recently on Christmas Eve when she called to report that her husband wouldn’t eat his supper! She was arrested and held on $1,000 bond and charged with 911 abuses.
My personal favorite is the lowlife in NYC who stole a little boy’s Xbox right after he received it as a Christmas present. The distraught child went to a friend’s home to play with his friend’s Xbox. While online, the young boy noticed that his missing Xbox had “logged online”. He immediately called his parents who, in turn, phoned the police. The officers were able to trace the Xbox IP address to the thief – Jeremiah Gilliam.
It appears that Mr. Gilliam’s Bronx apartment was filled with stolen merchandise including laptops, GPS devices and other little boy’s video games when the police officers arrived and Gilliam opened the door. Apparently his home invasion days are over now – he is being held on grand larceny charges in a NYC jail.
Clearly the overall dumbest disguise award goes to Larry Bernard. Old Larry had a couple of drinks in him and came up with a brilliant disguise to wear when he robbed a local gas station in Franklin, Indiana. Armed with a large kitchen knife, he donned the disguise – a pair of ladies’ panties!
After making off with the cash, cigarettes and some lighters, witnesses told police that they recognized Larry B. hiding under those ladies panties. Seems like the ‘disguise’ wasn’t so brilliant after all. Police set up surveillance near his home and found him staggering and intoxicated, with a 12-inch kitchen knife in his waistband. It is reported that they were also able to recover the panties. He’s being held on a $21,000 bond. I wonder whom the panties belonged to?
The moral of Larry’s crime story is this, if you’re going to wear a woman’s disguise – never borrow her panties. She just might recognize them!