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Monday, April 25, 2011

Darwin in Action: DumbAss Criminals

Some people just can't seem to adapt to modern technology. Maybe they can use it, but are too dumb to see that bragging about criminal acts on Facebook is not a bright idea. This week's Darwin Awards go to three of them. 

Alleged Texas Gator Killer Boasted (and Busted) on Facebook If you're going to shoot a protected animal, don't take pictures and post them on Facebook. A redneck in Bastrop (near Austin) shot an 11 foot (500-800 lb) alligator just for fun. Game wardens tracked him down, which didn't really require bloodhounds.

Don't Get Your Chest Tattooed With a Murder Scene
NORWALK, Calif. - When Los Angeles County Sheriff's homicide investigator Kevin Lloyd was routinely looking through snapshots of tattooed gang members, he saw something that caught his eye - a crime scene he was familiar with.

Anthony Garcia, a member of the Rivera-13 gang, had a tattoo that resembled the scene of the liquor store killing of 23-year-old John Juarez in Pico Rivera on Jan. 23, 2004.
There were numerous details the murder inked on the gang member. The paper reports that the tattoo included the Christmas lights that lined the roof of the liquor store where Juarez was shot and killed, the direction his body fell, the bowed street lamp across the way and the street sign. Above everything read the title, "RIVERA KILLS", a reference to the gang. A helicopter was also placed above the scene raining down bullets,  a nod to Garcia's alias "Chopper."
When police discovered the evidence on Garcia's chest in 2008, they launched an investigation, which was followed by the arrest of Garcia.

Facebook bragging nabs 4 in Houston bank robbery

Res ipsa loquitur, or as my old law professor used to say, these guys are dumber than a box of rocks. 

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