A tip o’ the hat to reader DB for sending the link to this story. Today’s award goes to a particularly stupid criminal in Massachusetts.
A 34-year-old man was arrested in the weekend theft of 16 rifles and handguns from a U.S. Army Reserve Center in Massachusetts, federal law enforcement officials said on Thursday.
Morales was linked to the crime by surveillance video, an electronic monitoring bracelet he had been ordered to wear by a court and blood at the scene.
There’s more at the link. Bold, underlined text is my emphasis.
Just how dumb a crook do you have to be to commit a crime while wearing a monitoring bracelet that broadcasts your location at all times?
If a crook was smart, he wouldn't be a crook.
That's a special kind of stupid.
"Special" doesn't even begin to describe it.
I wonder if he was smart enough to steal the bolt bag, too?
…Has been in/out of public assistance housing for years and years
…Was out on bail awaiting trial for the rape of a child under 14
…Discharged from Army Reserve based on above
…On vid cap loading weapons into what appears to be a black BMW suv
…Cut the court ordered monitoring device off two days AFTER the weapons theft.
OTHER than that, BESIDES those particular instances, Mr. Morales is, as Jared Fogles defense team might argue, only a mild pedophile and of otherwise high moral fiber. This is all character assassination.
I would like to know where this character came from, that is, how he got to be whatever he is. Problem is, the story will probably get told on one of those gibbering fool TV shows, and I can't stand to watch them.
I can imagine all kinds of situations that could explain some of his behavior. Being rich enough that he thinks the rules don't apply to him might be one. Or possibly from some cloistered community that doesn't know how the real world works. Or maybe he is just stupid.