2012.04.19-Stupid As Charged
This week’s “Stupid As Charged” consists of three stories which all share the theme of stupid, dumb, strange, weird, or in some other way are worthy of a dunce cap rating. In particular this episode; A Facebook Thief, Robber with a fake gun, and A 911 emergency that you will have to hear to believe.
Facebook picture reveals a crime against police
A 20-year-old man in Letcher County admits he stole gas from a police cruiser as he posed for a picture while the hose was in the police crusier‘s tank as he waved at them with an obscene hand gesture and I don’t think that he was saying they were number one. This, quoted from Baker,
“We was just standing there and thought it would be funny to take a picture and then post it on Facebook.”
Baker’s girlfriend snapped the picture of him that she says was meant to be a joke. But, it wasn’t so funny when the cuffs were put on Baker and he was put in the back of a police cruiser. “We don’t steal anyway, but we’re sorry,” said
Joann Sandelin, Baker’s girlfriend. At first the duo was reluctant to talk, but as the interview continued, Baker loosened up and his honesty might surprise you.
“I got a little bit of gas. I ain’t gonna lie. But, not much. I couldn’t get much. I tried, but there wasn’t much in it,”
said Baker. A little gas or a lot of gas, it is still the same crime in the eyes of law enforcement. “If they’re going to do it to a police car, they’re going to do it to just about anybody,” said Jenkins Police Chief, Allen Bormes. Baker spent a night in jail for his offense and was charged with theft by unlawful taking, but he says he is not sorry for what he did. Officials at the Jenkins Police Department say they are taking necessary precautions to avoid another event like this one and plan to have lockable gas caps in the near future.
This story won a unanimous vote of 4.5 on the Dunce meter.
We went with this song from Cody:
- Facebook Phoney
Ex-con allegedly targets cops for robbery
An ex-con allegedly tried to rob two people in New York, police said, but didn’t notice his intended victims were police officers — in uniform.
Police said 33-year-old Jermaine Washington allegedly was so intent on robbing someone Saturday that he pulled a fake handgun on the two uniformed armed police officers as they walked through Riverside Park, The New York Daily News said.
“It was stupid criminal tricks,” a police source said. “The guy didn’t even look to see who was coming.”
After Washington allegedly pulled his fake gun, the two officers drew their real weapons and Washington surrendered after a short but tense standoff.
This story won an unanimous vote of Five on the Dunce meter.
We chose this song from Red Murphy:
911 Help!! I Gotta Pee!!
Does a bear pee in the woods? That’s an easy question. Does a Florida meth-head pee in the woods? That’s apparently a more complicated question than one could ever imagine. Marcia Usher, 32 of Hudson, Florida, called 911 and reported that she was lost in the woods and didn’t know where to pee. Maybe Usher is a bit more pee shy than us, because we’d assume the woods was one big urinal. Turns out, however, Usher wasn’t even lost in the woods at all. According to WTSP and the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded Wednesday night to Usher’s house to find her nowhere near the woods, but rather in her own front yard. She seemed intoxicated and was drinking a beer. After receiving permission, officers searched a nearby cooler. Usher said that there was a knife inside. Instead they found a handgun placed on top a bunch of cold beer. After a brief struggle, Usher was handcuffed. During a strip search at jail, authorities discovered a small vile with meth residue on Usher’s person. Usher now faces charges of carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, possession of methamphetamine, introduction/possession of contraband in a detention facility, and resisting arrest without violence.
No word on whether she ever found anywhere to pee.
This one won a 4.5 dunce meter rating with 2 votes.
We chose this very fitting song for this story.
- I Gotta Pee by Al Phillip and the Woo Team.
Background music provided by Gavin Salkeld. Gavin is kind enough and with the new media order well enough to provide Indie Nation with all it’s background music for IDs, themes and promos. You can find out more about Gavin and his music at Salkeld Music.
The song “Stupid as Charged” is by Carrie Dahbny (also check out Bad Rapport) and Devo Spice (also at The FuMP) of The FuMP which is short for Funny Music Project. Also, many of the artists we feature on Indie Nation can be found at Mevio’s Music Alley.
- Stupid As Charged Episode 010 – Name Plates, Craigslist Hits and Where NOT to Pee (indienation.fm)
- 2012.03.27 – Stupid As Charged Episode 011 (indienation.fm)
- 2012.04.05 – Stupid As Charged Episode 0012 (indienation.fm)
- 2012.04.12-Stupid As Charged (indienation.fm)
- Facebook Photo Lands Kentucky Man In Jail (pixiq.com)