In the US a 26-year-old Connecticut man was in police custody last night after arriving at a fake probation meeting driving a car that he stole from a woman in a supermarket parking lot before using it to rob a bank.
Our hero was arrested when he turned-up at a state office in New Haven for what he thought was to be a meeting with his probation officer.
“Thank God people aren’t always very bright, it really does make our job a lot easier,” said a New Haven Police spokesman. “Not only to make the arrest, but then to also have the main piece of evidence delivered right to us.”
The main piece of evidence referred to was an SUV stolen from outside a grocery store earlier in the month. A review of store CCTV footage suggested to police that our exemplar, who was known to the law for past drug & robbery convictions, was the culprit.
Police in the nearby town of Wallingford believe the vehicle was used two days later in a bank robbery, said a spokesman for the Wallingford Police, again with our boy in the frame thanks to the wonders of CCTV.
Just a guess but this guy probably dropped-out so early he still doesn’t know what happened to the last little piggy.