Ditties from the Stupid Criminal Hall of Shame
Fairway, England (Reuters): A German "tourist," supposedly on golf holiday, showed up at customs with his golf bag. While making idle chatter about golf, the customs official realized that the tourist did not know what a "handicap" was. The customs official asked the tourist to demonstrate his swing, which he did -- backwards! A substantial amount of narcotics was found in the golf bag.
Mattingly, Indiana (AP): A man walked up to a cashier at a grocery store and demanded all the money in the register. When the cashier handed him the loot, he fled--leaving his wallet on the counter.
Spencer, New Mexico (AP): A company called "Guns For Hire" stages gunfights for Western movies, etc. One day, they received a call from a 47-year-old woman, who wanted to have her husband killed. She got 4-1/2 years in jail.
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