Stupid Is, Stupid Does

A Truck Driver Trades $50,000 Worth of Lunch Meat For Crack

45-year-old Larry Bowen of Mabelvale, Arkansas is a truck driver, and last June, he was hired to drive $50,000 worth of lunch meat to Alabama and Florida. But the meat never made it. It turns out that as Larry was driving through Memphis, Tennessee he stopped at a gas station, where he bumped into two guys selling crack.  He really wanted some, so he made them a deal:  All of his meat for some of their crack. After the trucking company figured out their delivery never made it, they used the GPS to track down their truck, and they found Larry at the gas station, eating a sandwich. (It’s not clear if he used lunch meat from the truck, or bought his own.) The tractor-trailer with the meat in it was gone, as were the tires from the truck. Larry just pleaded guilty to theft and was sentenced to one year of drug rehab and six years of probation. Get the full story here.

Utah Man stole a Hat from a Convenience Store and Almost Hit Officers Fleeing the Scene

Palu William Lose took a Detroit Lions baseball hat from the Quality Quik Stop in Salt Lake City while an accomplice stole money from a quarter machine. When officers arrived, Lose refused to comply with commands and put the truck he was driving in reverse. “(Lose) almost struck an officer and a witness with the vehicle while in reverse,” the statement reads. “The officer had to run out of the way of vehicle and push the witness out of the way to avoid being struck by the vehicle in reverse.” Lose then backed into a phone booth before driving toward another officer at a high rate of speed, the officer had to run to avoid being hit. Police pursued Lose until he crashed into a parked car and fled on foot. He was arrested after a short foot chase, officers found a toy gun in a bag in his possession and a working gun in the truck he was driving. Lose was arrested on suspicion of three counts of aggravated assault, two counts of hit and run, possession of a firearm by a restricted person, fleeing on foot, and theft. There were also several “small” outstanding warrants for Lose’s arrest. Get the full story here.

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