Monday, November 23, 2015

Crooks are stupid - Part 1: Couple posts selfie with stolen money

 It's amazing (and entertaining) to see just how dumb people can be after doing something illegal. Recently CBS News had a spotlight on several dumb crooks. Here is PART 1 with a couple of winners:
1)  Couple posts selfie with stolen money
28-year-old John Mogan had just finished serving five years for bank robbery, when he walked into the Savings Bank of Asheville on August 24, 2015, and robbed it.
He and his 24-year-old girlfriend Ashley Duboe then proceeded to snap a series of selfies with the stolen cash and post them to Facebook. If they were looking to score a lot of views, the couple succeeded. A lot of people looked at the photos, including the police, and the couple was apprehended shortly after. Credit: John Mogan via Facebook
2) Stick shift stalls carjacker
 When 17-year-old Mganga Mganga attempted to steal a woman's car in March 2014, his carjacking plan was completely stalled by his inability to work a stick shift. The armed teen approached Melissa Peters in an Omaha neighborhood around 7 a.m., as she was about to drive her 13-year-old son to school, and jumped into her white Dodge Caliber hatchback. Eyewitnesses report that Mganga then spent nearly seven minutes in the car, switching on its windshield wipers and lights in a desperate attempt to work the manual transmission, before cutting his losses and fleeing on foot. When police arrived, they found the empty car sliding slowly onto a neighbor's lawn.  Credit: Omaha Police Department

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3) Robber leaves call back number
In March 2008, 18-year-old Ruben Zarate attempted to rob a Chicago muffler shop. He entered Velasquez Mufflers For Less around 8 a.m., disguised in a mask and armed with a weapon. When he demanded money, however, one of the store's mechanics told him that all the money was locked in a safe only the manager could open. So, Zarate did what any hardened criminal would do. He left two phone numbers for them to call him back when the owner returned. And they did call him back... when the police got there.  Credit: iStock 

TOMORROW: Part 2


Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

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