Sunday, March 29, 2009

Possibly the Dumbest Crook Ever

(None of these men is Jerome but could have been. They all are dumb crooks and these are their police mug shots, to prove it.)

AP 3/28/09
Harrisburg, PA

Jerome Blanchett, of Harrisburg, needed money so he decided to pull a robbery. He went to a convention center near Harrisburg. John was in a hurry and didn't read the convention center marquee, announcing a meeting of 300+ nacotics officers. Jerome hid in the men's room to surprise his victim. When a retired police chief, John Comparetto, exited a stall, Jerome pointed a gun in his face and demanded money. John gave Jerome his money and his cellphone. Jerome used the cellphone to call his girlfriend to tell her he had robbed a mark and now had the money they needed.

When Jerome fled the convention center he was pursued by John and approximately 100 of his police colleagues who were taking a break in the lobby. They corralled Jerome as he was trying to get in a taxi. He did not put up any resistance when surrounded by 100 cops.

Jerome was speechless when approached by a reporter seeking a statement.

Police traced the number called by John, and arrested his girlfriend, as an accessory.

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