Prison Visit Turns Out To Be Permanent – Dumb Criminals

May 9, 2009 by  
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It is probably not a good idea to visit your friends at prison while intoxicated unless you are planning to move in as a man in Rochester discovered.

State police arrested 34-year-old William Henderson on Thursday afternoon after getting a call about a drunken visitor leaving the Wende Correctional Facility.

Troopers say Henderson had a blood-alcohol concentration of .24 which is three times New York’s legal limit for driving.
He was not only charged with felony driving while intoxicated but also unlawful possession of marijuana.

Henderson, who has been convicted of DWI twice in the last 10 years, was ordered held in Genesee County Jail following arraignment in Pembroke Town Court.

Case of Thirty Minutes or Less

Detective Nose arrived bleary-eyed at the scene, having been roused from bed at two o’clock in the morning. And for what? Sarah Tandy, A pizza delivery girl, had been robbed. Even though the thief had gotten away with almost $800, this wasn’t exactly the crime of the century.

The reason for the late night call soon became apparent, however. It turns out Sarah was the daughter of a friend of the Captain.

Detective Nose sighed. Hopefully this wouldn’t take long.

“So, can you tell me what happened?” Nose started off.

The petite girl was visibly upset. “Y-y-yes. I had just finished making my last stop, a delivery of 30 pizzas to a late night party. I was getting into my car and was starting to drive away when a man knocked on my car door. I thought he was from the party, but when I rolled down my window, he stuck a gun in my face and asked me for all my money. I was so upset I couldn’t even drive back to the store.”

Sure enough, the party across the street was still going full blast from what Detective Nose could tell. As he was surveying the scene, another car drove up and a handsome young man jumped out and ran over to the little group.

“Hi, my name’s Jon Hastel, I’m Sarah’s boyfriend. She called me on my cell phone as soon as it happened and I came right over.”

Detective Nose shook his hand and introduced himself. The young man looked him squarely in the eyes and gave a firm handshake before going over to comfort his girlfriend.

“Hmm,” Detective Nose thought to himself, “quite a polite young man.”

“Well, I better get down to it,” Nose said as he opened the car door and slid into the driver’s seat. He looked through the glove box, under the seats and inspected the rest of the interior carefully. After a few moments, as the others looked on anxiously, he put his hands on the steering wheel as if he were driving.

When he finally emerged from the car, he slammed the door shut and turned to face the expectant group.

“Captain,” he declared, “I’m afraid you’re going to have to give your friend some bad news. His daughter is a thief. And so is her boyfriend. I think you’ll find if you search the young man, you will find the $800!”

How did Detective Nose know that Sarah hadn’t been robbed, but had committed the crime herself with the help of Jon?

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Case of a One Handed Accident

The coroner said his death was accidental but I have my suspicions — I just can’t prove anything.”

Detective Nose stood inside the secluded cabin with the deceased’s brother. The cabin consisted only of two small rooms. It was very spacious with the antique kitchen being the highlight. It had an old wood burning stove and hand carved cabinets. On the blue stained counters sat, some food including some freshly opened canned goods, some apples, a few dirty dishes and a handheld can opener. The common area was small with a couch and a table. The second room was tucked away in the back. In it there was a single bed covered with an exquisite handmade quilt and a plain brown desk. The deceased’s body had been removed just a short hour ago.

“So tell me what lead you to conclude that his death wasn’t accidental after all?” Detective Nose asked.

“My brother was a handicapped man; he recently lost his arm in a horrible mechanical accident. Ever since then he’s required a nurse to help him out with even the simplest of tasks.”

“I’m really sorry to hear that,” Nose interrupted. “Please continue.”

“Well, this week he insisted on going up to the cabin alone for a few weeks. He was determined to prove to everyone that he hadn’t lost his independence. He had only been gone for a few days and because there is no phone out here, I decided to come up on check on him. Even though he insisted on spending the week alone, I was worried about him. When I arrived, I knew something was not right. There was an extra set of large footprints going into the cabin, my brother had small feet, but the police stated that it was not enough evidence to go on. Inside, I found him dead on the couch. I must admit that it was common knowledge that he owned this cabin but my brother was afraid that if he told anyone where he was going that they might try to stop him. I was the only person who knew where he was and that was because I was more than just his brother; I was his best friend. I know in my heart that his death was no accident. Therefore, I phoned you. My brother deserves justice.”

The Detective pursued the cabin once more. “Tell me, has anyone been in the cabin or touched anything since you reported the death of your brother.”

“No, only the police and the medical staff have been here.”

“Well based on what I’ve seen I don’t believe this was any accident either and I think I can help you prove it! Can you think of anyone that may have wanted to kill your brother?”

What evidence did the Detective find that lead him to believe that there was no accident?

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Store Break-In Gone Sad – Dumb Criminals

March 22, 2009 by  
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Here’s a perfect example of what not to do when attempting a break and enter.

This guy is lucky to have survived his stupidity. Watch as he makes a grand entry into the liquor store only to find that he cannot leave but not for want of trying!

No doubt the cops arrived just in time or lord knows if he would have survived another fall on top of all the glass bottles!

Phishing Schemes – Scams

March 22, 2009 by  
Filed under Scams

A phishing scam is the fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, credit card details and other personal information by masquerading as a reliable entity within an electronic communication.

Phishing is typically carried out by e-mail, and/or instant messaging and it often asks users to enter details at a fake website whose look and feel are almost identical to the legitimate one.

Below is a short video guide to recognizing and avoiding many of the common phishing scams found on the Internet.

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