2012.06.22 – 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 manner are worthy of a dunce cap rating. In particular this episode; Robbed you thrice, same place, and almost got away with it, drug money, a dirty cop, strippers, and you got a DUI?!? That’s okay, I left the baby on the roof.
So strap on your head phones, check your funny bone and get ready to hear about some less than intelligent criminals in the news.
Woman Robs Same Store 3 Times in Two Days
Latasha Singletary, 30, is charged with two counts of armed robbery and one count of robbery while masked.
Investigators say that Singletary went inside A Liquor store at 4 p.m. Tuesday with a knife and shirt pulled over her head and demanded that the clerk give her money. Police were unable to find her after they searched the neighbourhood. She then returned the next day at 10AM, to rob the store again, This time, money, cigarettes, lottery tickets and liquor bottles were taken. While police were typing up the incident report for the morning robbery, they received a call at that Singletary was robbing the store again. This time the police were able to catch her, but only when the kindly people of the neighbourhood pointed them directly to her house. It’s shocking that it took police that long to find her though, considering that she is currently on probation for robbing the same store in 2011.
This one, unanimously, tipped our Dunce-O-Meter at 4.5.
We thought a fitting musical editorial for this one was Whole Lotta Stupid Goin’ On on by E.L. Mahon
Suspended Deputy Ditches Ankle Monitor and Hits the Strip Club
Brent Woodell is on house arrest and wearing an ankle monitor as the result of an ongoing case involving him, taking money from a drug dealer and not reporting it to the police in 2011. You might ask, how did they know the dealer wasn’t lying? Well that part is simple, the “drug dealer” in this case happened to be a police officer, that was working undercover as a dealer. When the “dealer” was arrested, Mr. Woodell failed to report approximately $2,000 out of nearly $7,000. How could this story get any better you might be saying to yourself at this moment, but you just wait! Mr. Woodell was supposed to turn himself in and instead removed his ankle monitor the day before and went to the strip club. He was tracked down by Police (hopefully good ones) and was arrested and is currently being held for trial.
This one ended up with a four on our meter.
For this story, we chose Stripper Luv by Shun Ward
Mother, Mad at Boyfriend for Getting a Dui, Forgets Baby on Car Roof
Catalina Clouser, 19, will not be getting Mother of the year, I’m guessing ever. Picture this, Police officers standing in the middle of the road next to a baby in a car seat, when Two witnesses approach the officers and identify the child’s mother as Catrina and were helpful by adding in that they had smoked marijuana with her earlier that day at a near-by park with her and her boyfriend.Clouser and her 19-year-old boyfriend, Manuel Pena, reportedly left the park around 11 p.m. to go buy beer. Pena was pulled over on the way to the store and arrested for aggravated DUI after police determined he was driving impaired with the baby in the vehicle. Upset over her boyfriend’s arrest Catalina then did what anyone would do, and that was drive to the witnesses house smoke more weed and then leave, however she forgot one minor detail, and by minor I mean only the most important thing you could ever remember to do. She left her 1 month old baby in the car seat on top of the car and drove off. The baby miraculously was unharmed and was found in the middle of the street sitting in his car seat by an elderly couple who notified police.Police say Clouser realized her mistake as soon as she got home and called her friends to see if they could start looking for the child. Clouser eventually returned to the scene as police were investigating and admitted to what had occurred. She was then arrested and booked into jail. The baby is now in the custody of Arizona Child Protective services.Catalina made her first court appearance in court over the past weekend. In addition to the electronic monitoring, she also will also undergo alcohol and drug testing as well as monitoring.
Unanimously, clearly this show’s winner, Clouser peaks the Dunce-O-Meter at five!
We closed with Where Was My Baby by Boo Boo Davis
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 Dahlby (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.
- Mother arrested after forgetting baby on roof of car (azfamily.com)
- 2012.06.08-Stupid as Charged (indienation.fm)
- 2012.04.12-Stupid As Charged (indienation.fm)