On the dumb-criminals beat.

Remember when sneakers came out with those twinkly lights in the soles, and before they went to the market they belonged in — toddlers and pre-schoolers — for a while actual adults wore them? OK. Some years ago, in Fort Wayne, police were chasing an armed robber who was wearing those things. He tried to foil his pursuers by jumping out of his car and making his escape cross-country through a recently harvested farm field. After all, it was dark! He could just slip into the inky rural night and be gone!


From the same file: Criminals whose fashion choices trip them up. In this case, literally.

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One response to “On the dumb-criminals beat.”

  1. alex said on November 3, 2005 at 10:11 pm

    Well, here in the Fort recently a fool got himself busted when he offered a woman a red-spattered twenty for a ride away from the bank he’d just robbed. Just another day in rustbelt America.

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