Steve Eighinger

More stupid criminals, more morons of the month

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Aug. 14, 2018 8:05 am

Criminals are not necessarily getting any smarter these days, and I think the latest edition of "Morons of the Month" proves just that.

Bronze medal

Credit card theft is a part of modern life. That's why it is always heartwarming when someone gets caught at such a crime.

Earlier this year, an Arizona woman had a credit card and other items stolen while filling her tank with gas on the way to work. The lady in question, who was not identified, soon got revenge in the sweetest way possible.

Once the lady, who is a waitress, got to work one of her customers handed her a credit card to pay for his meal.

Yep, it was her credit card, stolen just a short time before that.

The waitress never rang up his order. Instead, she called the police, who arrested the thief. A quick search discovered that the thief still had the woman's driver's license, Social Security card and various other personal items.

That, my friends, is karma.

Silver medal

Two teens were recently arrested after robbing -- or at least trying to -- a Georgia home twice in one day.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported 18-year-old Jarrell Bankston and a 16-year-old accomplice were arrested after the two were taken into custody on several charges, including burglary and possession of drug-related objects.

A release from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Department said the teens robbed the Woodstock, Ga., home and were apprehended when trying to re-enter it at a later time.

Apparently, the kids were not old enough to have learned to quit when they were ahead.

Gold medal

Let me just say up front, this is one of my all-time favorites.

A man suspected of arson and vandalism sent a selfie to police in Lima, Ohio, because he found the photo on his arrest warrant to be unflattering.

Donald "Chip" Pugh texted police a photo of himself and wrote: "Here is a better photo, that one is terrible."

Pugh was arrested a short time later in Florida.

Songwriter Julian Casablancas once penned, "Vanity can easily overtake wisdom. It usually overtakes common sense."