How Not To Do
A Car Prowl:
Take a nap once you
get inside the rig
March 18, 2017
Chronicle news & crime analysis
(SEATTLE, WA.) -- There's a reason our prisons are full. As a nation we are not teaching the fine art and craft of crime anymore.
Criminals these days are simply ham & eggers, not real professionals who take pride in their work.
Case in point: this bona fide slow ball in Seattle.
Friday morning about 5:30 am the gendarmes get a 911 call about some "suspicious man" who's been spotted lurking around a black sedan and a silver pickup truck near 61st Avenue Southwest and Southwest Admiral Way.
The guy was spotted "looking around" as if to see if anyone was watching him. Right then and there you can tell this as a poorly trained perp, a hack.
When you do the "look around" thing to see if anybody's watching, the proper way to do it is under or behind cover of some sort (behind a car, tree, bush, etc.), not out in the open..
Then the police show up and what do they find? They find him asleep in the driver’s seat of the truck.
"The man awoke, and told officers he had permission to sleep in the truck, but couldn’t tell them the name of the truck’s owner," said the police statement.
Another sign of a poorly trained hack, a bad excuse.
As it turned out, the truck was parked right in front of the registered owner’s home so the police simply ring the doorbell, talk with the owner who says yes the silver pickup is mine and no I did not give anyone permission to enter or sleep in said rig. Bingo.
So then the other interesting part is this. Officers arrest the man and find he's carrying somebody else's tax forms, which had been stolen in another car prowl earlier that morning.
Again, a well trained criminal is not stupid enough to carry around stolen stuff on his person when he's out doing another job for the obvious reason that if you get caught, you get two charges against you instead of just one.
Well, the police contacted the victim of the earlier prowl to return the tax records, and then booked the 40-year-old man into the King County Jail for theft.
Let this be a lesson kids. If you're going to be a successful criminal, you have to get the proper training just like a teacher, baker or candlestick maker.
There are no shortcuts in life.