Stupid Is, Stupid Does

A Man Held an IT Worker Hostage Until His Computer Was Fixed

50-year-old Joseph Nestor Mondello was having computer problems, something we can all relate to. So he called in the professionals, the technician arrived and began trying to solve Joseph’s problem. But apparently the computer was just too far gone and he couldn’t fix it. This is where it gets crazy stupid: Joseph pulled out a gun and “threatened to kill the victim” somehow 911 was called during the incident and police and SWAT teams showed up. They were eventually able to convince Joseph to surrender. But according to Joseph’s wife the service worker was “fabricating everything. It’s like, he felt insulted … and he decided to get back at us.” But police tell a different story, saying Joseph was “clearly agitated at the time.” And that he did threaten the technician: “It was essentially along the lines of, ‘I will kill you slowly if you don’t fix this computer.'” The gun was actually fake, but that didn’t make much difference to the police. If Joseph is convicted of abduction, he could face a sentence of up to 10 years in prison. Oh, and Joseph is a Washington lobbyist, and the son of Nassau Republican Party chairman Joseph Mondello. No word on the state of the computer. Get more here.

Walmart Shoplifter Says he Just Wants a Job as a Mystery Shopper

20-year-old Alexander Weigard was shopping at a Palm Beach Florida Walmart, and by shopping we mean shoplifting. When he was caught by security in the Managers office. Alex was wearing a stolen hoodie and sweats, with the tags still on them, over his own clothes and he was carrying a garbage bag with an Xbox One inside. When police arrived he told them he was “applying for a job as a mystery shopper because it seemed like a cool job” and that he was in the manager’s office looking for an application, an officer wrote in the report. When they asked about the stolen clothes, he said he only had them on because his clothes were dirty. He was also carrying a gun, and narcotics, Alex said that the drugs were for foot pain and that he got the gun from a guy at Dunkin’ Donuts, according to the report. He’s being charged with armed burglary, grand theft, criminal mischief, carrying a concealed weapon, and several drug charges. Get more here.

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