dumb criminal

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by quadcam79, Mar 28, 2008.

  1. quadcam79

    quadcam79 Songster

    Oct 28, 2007
    Fernandina Beach Fl.
    I just had to post this...how dumb can someone be? just when you thought you heard it all..

    "Alleged Safe Thief Asks for Phone Call

    1 day ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — An alleged thief wasn't fazed when workers at a Chicago muffler shop told him a safe he wanted to rob wasn't open. He just asked them to give him a call when their boss returned with the combination.

    The 18-year-old got a call. But so did Chicago police.

    When Ruben Carate returned to Velasquez & Sons Mufflers For Less on Monday, plainclothes Chicago police officers shot and wounded him in the leg. Carate was charged Tuesday with attempted armed robbery and aggravated assault of a police officer, the Cook County state's attorney's office said.

    "He gave us his phone number when we told him we didn't have any money. He told us to call him back when the owner came back with the money and he was going to come back and rob him," said worker Tony Diaz.

    "It's pretty funny now, but it wasn't at the time," Diaz said.

    A masked man entered the shop with a gun and demanded money around 8 a.m., said mechanic Jose Sida.

    Employees told him they carried little cash and couldn't open the safe, so the man left two numbers to call when the owner came in, Sida said.

    "No one could make this up," said police Lt. Scott Schwieger.

    The man returned around noon, wearing the same mask and clothing. Officers told employees to get to the back of the shop, Sida said.

    Carate was treated at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for a gunshot wound, said Mark Payne, a spokesman for the Independent Police Review Authority. An inquiry into the shooting will take six months to complete, he said.
  2. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    :eek: That's why he's a criminal and doesn't have a regular job....
  3. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

    Jul 5, 2007
    Sevier County, TN
    We have a radio commetator who read this story and ended with the comment, "Kids, STAY IN SCHOOL!!!"
  4. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    They should have shot him again for being so stupid.
  5. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    I wish they were all that stupid... It would take a lot less manpower to catch criminals!
  6. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Seriously??? This is a TRUE STORY??? How did he make it to 18 years old? Moron! It's funny that he's so stupid but scary that we have people that dumb around us...
  7. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Quote:Well, let's just pray that he didn't get a chance to procreate!
  8. Cheekon

    Cheekon Songster

    Jan 26, 2008
    There should be a law against being that dumb. [​IMG]
  9. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    So, what, y'all WANT smarter more-skilled criminals?

    Pat, who sees the story as a sort of a touching (if highly misplaced) testament to the power of trust in one's fellow man even when one is not trustworthy oneself. Like when you read about people phoning the police to complain they've been ripped off in a drug deal [​IMG]
  10. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    Quote:No just smarter more job-skilled citizens. [​IMG]

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