Doofus Of The Day #967

A tip o’ the hat to reader Snoggeramus in Australia for sending us this report.

A tip for offenders trying to avoid arrest, if you’re going to use someone else’s name, make sure that person isn’t wanted on warrant as well.

Teenager Clayton Kraig Bligh knew he was wanted on warrant for not showing up at court, so when police spoke to him on the afternoon of May 25, he gave his name as “Travis Gordon”, Toowoomba Magistrates Court heard.

However, when police checks found Travis Gordon was wanted on warrant, Bligh was taken into custody where he admitted his name.

There’s more at the link.

I’d call that a classic ‘own goal’!



  1. Reminds me of a story from some years ago. A lottery winner wants to pick up his prize, but knows they're going to short the prize by the amount of back taxes he owes. Aha, he thinks. I'll have my neighbor pick up the prize. Unfortunately for him, his neighbor owes more taxes than he does.

    Karma is indeed a lovely thing.

  2. My brilliant son once gave a classmate's name when he was caught by the police, then never showed up in court for the ticket, which then went to warrant in the other guys name. A couple years later, he gets stopped again by the cops. It worked once, so he used the same guy's name again. This time there's a warrant in the other guy's name, so they book him and throw him in jail. Oh, one more thing. The other guy was then 18 while my son was only 17 at the time. Since he gave the 18 year old's name, they booked him as an adult. I'm so proud.

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