It seems like a lot of Dumb A$$es are crooks. Or is it that crooks are, by their very nature, Dumb A$$es? For example:
52 year old Paul John Sos was arrested by police in San Diego after stealing an ambulance at a local hospital. Cops needed to employ stop strips to bring the ambulance to a halt, and Sos was charged with auto theft, failure to yield to police, and felony drunk driving. So why was Sos at the hospital in the first place? He was taken there for intoxication! I suspect this boy doesn’t have too many gray cells left, except the one he is currently living in.
A couple of idiots in Pennsylvania decided to carjack a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver, but their nefarious plan went to hell when they discovered that the car had a standard transmission, and neither of them knew how to drive a stick shift. Sometimes technology is not our friend!
And then we have the impatient customer who climbed through a drive-thru window at a McDonald’s in South Brunswick, New Jersey and slapped a restaurant employee because he had to wait too long for his order. This is taking the concept of fast food just a little bit too far, don’t you think?
What do you do when you get bored? Read a book? Watch TV? Maybe go for a walk? Not Daniel Lee of Church Hill, Tennessee. Instead he decided it was show and tell time, so he ran naked through a supermarket wearing just a face mask. Police arrested the streaker when he ran into a nearby fast food restaurant and asked if anyone could lend him some clothes. Police report that Lee’s explanation was that he was “bored and didn’t have anything else to do.” I have to think that there was something better he could have come up with, if he really tried!
Police in Cleveland, Ohio didn’t have to go far to put one clown behind bars, recently. After fleeing from a routine traffic stop and leading cops on a 90 mile per hour chase through several suburban communities, the driver jumped out of his car and over a fence to elude capture. Too bad he didn’t know that the fence surrounded a women’s prison. Somebody needs a GPS!
Sometime politics can get you into trouble with the law, even if you are not a crooked politician. (Is there any other kind?) 70 year old Harry Weisiger, of Nashville, Tennessee, allegedly made obscene gestures at another driver’s vehicle, and then rammed it several times because he was enraged by an Obama/Biden bumper sticker on the car. He fled the scene, but was later arrested for reckless endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, and refusing to take a field sobriety test. What the hell are they putting in Geritol these days anyway?
But you don’t have to break the law to be a Dumb A$$. Sometimes all you have to do is answer the telephone and be yourself. I was trying to schedule something last week with a business in Arizona, and I wasn’t sure if they would be open over the weekend because of the Easter holiday. The woman I spoke to on the phone assured me that they would be open, because “Arizona doesn’t have Daylight Savings Time.” Gee, does that mean they don’t have Christmas either?
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