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Initech's Journal
Initech's Journal
June 30, 2014

Dumb Criminals: Florida Man (Obviously) Arrested After Turning Barber Shop Into Strip Club


The owner of an Orange County barbershop was arrested after Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation agents raided the business and said it was being used as a strip club.

Super Fades barbershop, which sits along Pine Hills Road, is now closed after the raid sent its owner, 42-year-old Derrick "Ol' Skool" Price, to jail.

Agents said they found a 17-year-old girl stripping inside the business.

MBI investigator Lt. Mike Gibson said undercover agents visited the barbershop by day and learned that it quickly morphed into a liquor-selling strip club every Saturday night.

“On each and every occasion they were serving alcohol and they had strippers. And, not strippers following local law, but strippers that went completely nude,” Gibson said.


June 30, 2014

Dumb Criminals: Former Chik-Fil-A Employee Accused Of Robbing KFC

ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — A man who worked at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in northern South Carolina has been accused of robbing a KFC.

Fifty-year-old old Jeffrey Coley is accused of taking $516 from the KFC in Rock Hill, South Carolina, on Monday.

Police say Coley pulled a gun at the drive-thru at KFC and demanded cash. Coley was arrested Tuesday after a chase. Police say the cash drawer was still in the vehicle.

He's charged with armed robbery, possession of a gun during a violent crime, failure to stop for police and possession of methamphetamine. It wasn't clear whether he has an attorney.


June 28, 2014

Dumb Criminals: Health Club Locker Room Pervert Accidentally Records Himself

SEEKONK, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts police say they were able to identify a man who hid a video camera in a women's locker room because he captured himself on video while setting up the camera.

Police say the camera was discovered in a 24-hour Planet Fitness health club by a member Wednesday. The camera had been recording for more than 21 minutes when it was found.

Officers who examined the video say it shows the man setting up the hidden camera in the club at Seekonk. Gym employees identified the man as a club member.


June 28, 2014

Dumb Criminals: Florida Man (Obviously) Cooks Crystal Meth On Beach

St. Petersburg, Florida -- Pinellas deputies say a St. Pete man's day at the beach included cooking up some methamphetamine.

The Sheriff's Office says deputies noticed a dark colored Chevy Silverado parked along the tree line of Gandy Beach on Saturday night. Investigators made contact with the suspect, 24-year-old Charles J. Tapp, and discovered several needles inside the truck. During their investigation, deputies saw items that indicated the truck was possibly being used to manufacture meth.

Narcotics detectives were called in, and Tapp was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of the chemicals pseudoephedrine and hydrochloric gas.


Hmm... did his RV look like this?

June 25, 2014

Dumb Criminals: Minneapolis Man Busted After Forgetting To Close Facebook Page During House Robbery

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Minnesota man is in jail because he logged on to Facebook.

Police say 26-year-old Nicholas Wig checked his profile from a home he broke into, and then he didn’t log off. It happened June 19 in South St. Paul.

“World’s dumbest criminal,” the homeowner James Wood said. “I don’t know.”

Wood had come home to find his house ransacked. His credit cards, cash and watch were all gone.

In their place, the thief had left a pair of Nike tennis shoes, jeans and a belt, that were all wet. Wood said it had been raining outside.

“I started to panic,” he said. “But then I noticed he had pulled up his Facebook profile.”

Wood posted to Facebook using Wig’s profile, saying Wig had burglarized his home. He even shared his phone number to see if someone would call with information. Wig texted him later that day.

“I replied you left a few things at my house last night, how can I get them back to you,” Wood said.

Wig agreed to meet with Wood later that night. Wood believes Wig was under the impression he would give him back some of his clothes he had left at his home in exchange for a recycled cell phone Wig had stolen.


June 25, 2014

*REALLY* Dumb Criminals: Connecticut Man Hides 19 Bags Of Weed In Socks During Probation Hearing

STAMFORD -- The man accused of carrying 19 bags of stinky marijuana to his probation officer meeting in the the courthouse basement a little over a week ago, was brought back to the Stamford courthouse last last week and charged with violating his probation.

Darren Shelley, 22, of 240 Selleck St., Stamford, appeared Thursday before Judge Ericka Tindall, who raised his court appearance bond by $5,000 for the new arrest.

Up until Thursday, Shelley has been held at the Bridgeport Correctional Center in lieu of a $5,000 court appearance bond since his arrest on June 9, when he was allegedly found with the pot in his sock.

At Thursday's hearing Shelley was assigned a public defender and scheduled to return to court to be arraigned on his marijuana possession charge June 23.

Legal intern Michael Stenger told Tindall that when Shelley met with his probation officer on June 9, the odor of the marijuana he was carrying was so strong that his probation officer became suspicious.


June 24, 2014

Dumb Criminals: Washington Baby Sitter's Home Invasion Plot Foiled By Four Year Old

A Washington state babysitter messed with the wrong child.

The babysitter, whose name is being withheld by police because she is under 18, claimed that the apartment where she was looking after a 4-year-old girl named Abby had been robbed by two armed African-Americans.

She even claimed that one of the robbers looked like a neighbor — so cops took him away for questioning.

But the babysitter forgot there was a star eyewitness: Abby.

The tot saw the whole robbery and told police the bandits were white — and had ordered her out of the house so they could "steal stuff."


And they would have got away with it too if it wasn't for that meddling kid!
June 21, 2014

Dumb Criminals: Florida Inmates Smuggle Guns Into Prison In Scheme To Sue Prison System

LAKE CITY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) - The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has charged seven people based upon a scheme by two inmates to sue the Florida Department of Corrections after self-inflicting gunshot wounds. Five are in custody and two are at-large.

FDLE began its investigation in March after two inmates were shot with a .25 caliber Beretta semi-automatic pistol inside Columbia Correctional Institution in Lake City. Inmates Kirk Cartwright, 33, and Deshandre Billups, 26, told investigators they were shot by an unknown person while praying inside their cell. However, investigators found that the inmates conspired to bring a gun into the prison through the mail, and shoot themselves with the intent of suing the prison system.

Cartwright and Billups are accused of smuggling contraband items into the prison without detection of staff. Investigators said the pair routinely smuggled in cellphones and drugs which they sold to other inmates or kept for themselves. According to FDLE, Family members and friends of the two inmates, along with inmate Tony Underwood, 21, helped in the scheme.


June 17, 2014

Dumb Criminals: Two So Cal Men Arrested After Trying To Rob Real Gun Store With Fake Guns

A gun store in El Cajon was robbed by three masked suspects armed with a fake gun Friday afternoon, officials confirmed.

The robbery happened around 2:15 p.m. at Hiram’s Guns & Spirits at 660 S. Magnolia Ave.

El Cajon Police said one of the suspects, armed with a replica handgun, held the store's employee at gunpoint as the two others smashed a display case with a hammer and grabbed several real handguns.

The suspects fled in a red sedan, the employee told 911 dispatchers.

A short time later, El Cajon and La Mesa police officers tried to pull over a car matching the description on Interstate 8.

The vehicle pulled off in La Mesa, and after a few quick turns, the car ran into a dead end off Fletcher Parkway. Multiple police vehicles blocked the car in when the suspects tried to turn around.

Source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/El-Cajon-Gun-Store-Robbed-by-Armed-Men-Hiram-Guns-263095121.html#ixzz34rx3fx9k
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June 9, 2014

Dumb Criminals: Cross-Dressing Burglar Threw Sex Toys At Sex Shop Worker

Map: Aspley 4034

A male thief wearing a dress and crotchless pants attacked a Brisbane sex store worker with sex toys during a bungled burglary.

Police say the 34-year-old man forced his way through the ceiling of the store in the northern suburb of Aspley in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The female manager of the store was alerted when the man set off an alarm.

When the owner confronted the man, who was wearing a wig, dress and crotchless pants, he allegedly threw a number of sex toys at the woman.

The thief climbed back through the ceiling and onto the roof where he was arrested by police.

The Murrumba Downs man has been charged with break and enter and possessing dangerous drugs.


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