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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Dumb Crook Uses Alias Belonging to Wanted Man

A Massachusetts man tried to hide his identity from police during a traffic stop by giving them a fake name. The only problem was the name he came up with happened to match that of another wanted man. Frankie Portee, 29, was the passenger in a vehicle that police pulled over for a not having current inspection stickers. Portee was sitting in the back seat, but the officer noticed he wasn’t wearing a seat belt. Oops! That’s a $25 fine …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law On the Lighter Side Video by Betsy Kim  
Wacky and Bungled Criminal Cases [Video]

  Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine reports on some odd-but-true cases that show crime doesn’t pay — especially when the crook’s fast moves are simply foolish moves. One criminal learned a lesson in Oklahoma: Don’t try to steal a car in the heart of rodeo country, unless you’re not afraid of a little rough justice. Another person used a gun to cut in line at a fast food drive-thru — only to discover it was a shortcut to jail.  Some gang members logged onto …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd  
Man Arrested for Having Himself Shot in the Leg

LEGAL NEWS OF THE WEIRD — Darren Hieber, 33, became the most recent person to choose drastic means to reconcile with an ex. Twice Hieber, of Onawa, Iowa, arranged to have himself shot in order to win his ex-wife’s sympathy. The first hit man shot Hieber in the leg, but the wife still ignored him, and a second job was arranged in March, with two different shooters, but that failed, also. Adding to his frustration, Hieber was sentenced to 10 …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd  
Short-Changed Bank Robber Returns for More Money

LEGAL NEWS OF THE WEIRD — Arthur Bundrage, 28, was arrested in Syracuse, N.Y., in October after he returned to the Alliance Bank — which he had just robbed minutes earlier — because he discovered that the employee had given him less than the $20,000 his demand note ordered. Officers arrived to find Bundrage standing by the front doors, trying to get back in.  

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Chuck Shepherd  
Thief with a Conscience Gives His Own Money to Victim

Two men robbing an Open Pantry store in Madison, Wis., in October escaped, but with less money than they came with. The lead thief grabbed a handful of cash that the clerk had been counting when the pair entered. The clerk pleaded, then sternly demanded that the man give back the money. The thief thought for a moment, became remorseful, threw all the money in his pocket to the floor, and fled. The clerk told police that when she re-counted …

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