Friday, March 14, 2008

Not Really Dumb As Bricks

Bricks have a purpose and fulfill it. “Dumber than bricks” might be a better term.

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla-- Two would-be teen-age thieves picked the one place guaranteed to have police protection -- the police station at Port St. Lucie, Fla. The 14-year-old also was charged with violating his probation. Hiding one hand in his jacket as if he held a gun, the 12-year-old ordered an aide behind a glass enclosure to put up her hands and hand over all her money. Within minutes, a half-dozen officers, some with guns drawn, burst into the lobby and arrested the boys. Police spokesman Rob Vega says the kids were laughing and remarked, "We'll be famous now."

They may or may not have been famous that night, but they sure were sleeping in juvie, and might be for the next few nights or weeks. Three hots and a cot, as the saying goes. The 12-y/o was lucky the “gun” was just a finger under his coat; if he pointed one, real or fake, at a cop, a description of his young life might be on today’s obituary page.

Speaking of being dumb as dirt (which also has a purpose and fulfills it), couple of young guys held up a function room during an event. They did this despite a collection of motorcycles outside. The bikers in the adjacent room heard the commotion and came in, carrying tables, chairs and “anything that wasn’t bolted down,” according to the owner. The perps were pretty beaten up before the cops arrived; one ended up being hogtied in electrical wire and I forget what happened to the other. The getaway driver showed his loyalty by taking off as fast as the car would go. Figures.


Anonymous RuthC said...

The getaway driver showed his loyalty by taking off as fast as the car would go.

Probably heading off to arrange bail.

March 15, 2008 3:40 PM  

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