Friday, March 14, 2008

Stupidity...

This happened in the very town I live in -


A spectacular case of poor criminal planning played out late Wednesday afternoon inside the western regional police station.

A couple of boys, ages 12 and 14, tried to rob two employees behind a protective window, demanding cash, before being handcuffed at gunpoint by about a half dozen officers.

"They were either very brazen or very dumb, but I think the latter," Officer Robert Vega, police spokesman, said Thursday.

The incident happened about 4:30 p.m. at the police station after the boys, one dressed in blue and the other red, walked through the glass doors. The 12-year-old sauntered to the records counter and then proceeded to another counter where he picked up a phone to talk to a service aide behind a protective window, demanding her money.

"Not only did he pick up the phone and say, 'Put your hands up and give me your money,' he had his hand in his jacket insinuating that he had a gun," Vega said.

The boys each face an attempted armed robbery charge.

Although only the 12-year-old demanded money, the other boy also is being charged in connection with the incident because he "knew what was going to happen," Vega said.

"He was a willing participant in the entire event," Vega said.

The 14-year-old also faces a violation of probation charge.

Both kids are being held at the Name of town I live in Regional Juvenile Detention Center.


My comment: Who in their right mind would do this? What did they hope to gain?

82 comments:

Pink said...

doh!

/t. said...

duh!

Little Lamb said...

Pink and /t. Wouldn't it be easier to rob a bank? It's like this two guys were daring the police to arrest them.

Corn Dog said...

I laughed but it is really kind of sad/stupid. The 14 year-old is a prior offender too with a parole violation. Like my old granny used to say, "Dopes."

Little Lamb said...

Maybe they want to spend the rest of their lives in jail. I have no patience for idiots like that.

**¤ ¤** said...

if they wanted attention, they certain got it..

Little Lamb said...

That they did.

Indigo said...

That is both sad and stupid.

I work for the Department of Pretrial Release, and the youngest defendant I've ever interviewed was 15 years old (waived up into the adult system). The kid somehow got a handgun and robbed some other boy at gunpoint for his iPod. So his charges were: armed robbery, robbery, assault-1, assault-2, reckless endangerment, theft, and possession of firearm.

What a waste of a young life.

The Phosgene Kid said...

Need to ensure they don't breed.

boneman said...

it was a stupid thing to do. Immature.
Oh, it was two kids. Two, stupid, immature kids. Wonder if the state has enough common sense to get to the bottom of the situation or if they think slamming them into adult conefinement facilities will improve their lot?
How desperate they must have been, too. Unless, of course, the more obvious answer was the right one; that they WANTED to do jail time. No work, three squares a day, a free bed,...
HEY! That would be a sit down job!

You know, sitting in the slammer
singin' he blues.
Couldn't steal no money
to buy a pair of shoes

But now the state's gonna give me the shoes I wanted so bad
And I won't have to work as hard as I use t'had.

I got a blues song here, y'all! I could be rich!
Now, wouldn't THAT be a hard fact of life to them two guys if someone got rich from their mistake?

Oh, yeah. Someone IS getting rich from their mistake.

Can you guess who?

Little Lamb said...

Indigo, I hope he learned from what he did never to do that again.

Phos, I agree.

Boney, Other criminals? I know when you do jail time, if a correction officer doesn't treat you right you can go to court about it.

Skunkfeathers said...

No right-minded person would have done it. As to what they hoped to gain: 3 hots and a cot?

Unintended (unthunk of) consequence: access to them by a Jail House Bubba.

DOH!

These two sound like future Darwin Award nominees...

Little Lamb said...

I agree with you about the Darwin award, but I think they should win one now.

boneman said...

No mam.
The big profit goes to the business of prisons.

The corrections officer CAN get away with anything if there are no witnesses, and in fact, in Indiana, we have had several "unexplained" deaths and extreme injuries done to inmates.

I have a guess. The penal system isn't up to par because folks are quicker to judgement than to mercy.
Quicker to avenging than to getting someone straightened out.

Quick to anger....
Slow to the truth.

Just a guess.

Lexcen said...

Phosgene kid has the right idea that criminals are born and not made. These kids will inevitably follow a career in crime. Sterilize them now for the sake of humanity.

Little Lamb said...

Good point boney. And maybe that's why these thugs thought they could rob the police.

Lex, good point. Maybe they came from bad parents.

boneman said...

my, aren't we amiable?

You kind'a "go along" don't you?

Hey! Jean came over and taught me im
It was fun, but, I got carried away by the extra toys involved

Little Lamb said...

Sometimes I am, not always in real life. I try to go along, but it doesn't always work out.

Jean came over? Came over where? To your house?

Can we talk using instant messenger?

If you tell me your screen name, I'll add you and we can chat.

Ruela said...

ha!


Bonnie and Clyde ;)

Little Lamb said...

Bonnie and Clyde?

The Phosgene Kid said...

Bonnie and Clyde were lovers...

Little Lamb said...

Yes, and they robbed banks together.

/t. said...

frankie
&
johnny

:)

Little Lamb said...

frankie and johnny?

carmen racovitza said...

jekyll and hydie ?? :)

/t. said...

frankie
&
johnny
were lovers

¤ ¤ ¤

/t.

Little Lamb said...

Carmen, Jekyll and Hydie?

/t. is was a movie.

Indigo said...

I hope your weekend was nice :)

Little Lamb said...

So far, so good. My weekends start Saturday night and end on Tuesday morning.

boneman said...

So, that means that you're taking Saint Patrick's Day off? Y'gotta lil green ribbon to wear so you don't get pinched?

ANNA-LYS said...

"Who in their right mind would do this? What did they hope to gain?"

What wont people do to be visible?

<3

It is better to get the bad against You, than not getting any attention, at all. Now, they will exist on the "map" and forever remembered (they think).

Little Lamb said...

Boney, Ummm, I'll go get some green ribbons.

Anna-lys, Is it worth it, with the prison time they'll get?

Jack K. said...

What did they hope to gain?

Perhaps someone to finally pay attention to them. Unfortunately, they will probably not be attended to as fellow humans. They will just be another statistic. And what about parental responsibility?

Maybe the best punishment will putting the entire family in the institution. Nah. It would never do any good.

In the meantime we must serve with integrity, care about others and share the love in our souls.

Little Lamb said...

Jack said: Maybe the best punishment will putting the entire family in the institution. Nah. It would never do any good.

How do we know it wouldn't do any good? let's try it and see.

Ruela said...

jekyll and hydie
were lovers

Little Lamb said...

Of course they were.

Ok, it seems like everybody has a lover except me! Where's my lover?

Pink said...

Lovers can be over-rated ;) Especially if they come with X ratings and plain brown envelopes!

You know - it strikes me that these kids were either goofing around or they did want to get arrested. So that makes me wonder - what is it they need so badly to get away from, that they would want to get arrested? Sad.

Better get a green ribbon on St. P will come and pinch you.

Even Pink wore green today!
xx
pinks

carmen racovitza said...

/tykill and lambie:)

boneman said...

I ain't got no lover...
'Course, it ain't gonna be easy finding one with pink paint on m'chops, either.

I just came over to see if there was a green ribbon on ya....
Here, Lambie, Lambie, Lambie....
Pinchy pinchy time....

Little Lamb said...

Pink, yes they can. I wonder about that, too, Pink.

Carmen, Never heard of 'em.

Boney, you keep changing your avatar. Don't you see the green ribbon in my wool?

Little Lamb said...

so not everybody has a lover. I'm not alone, then.

Pink said...

Well not everyone, but I would say...some people like pink chops.

And Lambie...I think you are Irish Mutton anyway :)

Yay Lambie!

Little Lamb said...

Pink and green go together very nicely.

Indigo said...

Oh.. I got two warrants served today at work -- on the SAME defendant. She wasn't exactly a criminal mastermind, heh heh.

Little Lamb said...

Criminals aren't masterminds like they are on tv.

The Phosgene Kid said...

It is easy to tell who the criminals are - they never have a shirt on. I noticed that while watching "cops"

Little Lamb said...

That's not always true. One boy had a blue shirt on and the other a red one. I guess these aren't hardened criminals yet.

How do we know said...

children do some very stupid things.

Angel... said...

OMG!! What is goin on in this meany world don't knw

Angel

Little Lamb said...

How do we know, Yes they do, how do we know. I love your screen name.

Angel, Go0d question.

/t. said...

how do we know
angel,
little lamb?

/t.

Little Lamb said...

Same way we know everybody else.

/t. said...

by
our
names

:)

Little Lamb said...

What are you getting at?

ANNA-LYS said...

No, of course not!
But, do they know?
Do they care?

CONNELL said...

Hey, I heard that cannibals don't eat clowns.....
Is that right?

Little Lamb said...

anna-lys, a good question.

connell, A good question. I don't know. /t. know Hannible Lector so have /t. ask him. Thank you for visiting. Please come back.

Angel... said...

I know you are right little lamb...

Angel is my nick name as well

see ya

/t. said...

clowns
taste funny

/t.

/t. said...

comedians, too

/t.

Little Lamb said...

/t. That doesn't answer the question,.

foam said...

what question ..

Little Lamb said...

Indeed.

The Phosgene Kid said...

Liberace tasted a little queer...

Little Lamb said...

You tasted him?

OneEar said...

Deviants taste weird

/t. said...

sure,
but one man's weird
is another man's odd

look at phos

/t.

Little Lamb said...

Oneear, thank you for visiting. And you know this because?

/t., Phos is totally weird and odd.

boneman said...

AND
/t was right!
Cannibals DON'T eat clowns because they say they taste funny!
And what does he win?
Well, while it's true that cannibals are fed up with people, they make the very best sauces for MEAT products!

Little Lamb said...

Wait a minute! Cannibals do eat clowns, or else how do they know they taste funny?

I can just imagine what they use for their meat sauces. I shudder to think...

boneman said...

...well, would you like to try some on?....er, I mean taste some?

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

No adolescent is in his or her right mind. That comes later in life—maybe.

Little Lamb said...

Boneman, No, but then again, I'm not a cannibal, even if some people think I am.

SSN, Ir makes one wonder.

Ruela said...

FREE TIBET!!!

/t. said...

FREE LOVE!!!

carmen racovitza said...

FREE LUNCH!!

Little Lamb said...

Ruela, Ok.

/t. Ok.

Carmen, Where? I want some free food!

Ruela said...

LUNCH AT CARMEN'S!

Little Lamb said...

Sounds good to me!

carmen racovitza said...

FREE MEALS AT RUELA'S sounds better..:)

puerileuwaite said...

This is why I make it perfectly clear at every protective window that the only weapon I'm carrying is the circumcised one that God himself armed me with.

Then I thank them for using protection, and purchase a roll of quarters to serve as my wingman.

Little Lamb said...

Quarters can get quite heavy.