Stupid Is, Stupid Does

A Mom Sets Her Son’s Car on Fire Because It Was a Financial Burden For Him 

You know a mother would do anything to help her children, even if that “anything” is a felony that she didn’t clear with him first. 53-year-old Lucia Evangelista of West Palm Beach, Florida felt bad for her son because his car was a serious financial burden on him.  So when he was in Florida back in August, she saw her opportunity to help him out. She took his car, drove it to a secluded spot, doused it in gasoline, and set it on fire. Her son got back about three weeks later, and realized his car was missing.  And eventually, he realized his mom was the one who’d stolen it and torched it.  He did not appreciate her “help” and reported her to the cops. The police investigated, and Lucia was arrested last Wednesday for felony arson. Get the full story here.

Car Thief Hits 3 Cop Cars, Hides on a Rooftop, Gets Taken Down by a Dog

Police had been searching for Jaime Hernandez, 37, for two days, said Lt. Justin Hoyal, spokesman for Unified police. Hoyal said a tip came in that Hernandez was driving a white Mercedes with a temporary sticker. The vehicle was eventually located at a 7-Eleven, 2321 S. Redwood Road, in West Valley City, and surrounded him in unmarked police cars. Hoyal said Hernandez got into the Mercedes and drove on to the sidewalk, he was later found on the roof of a home in that area, he attempted to jump off the roof and tried to flee, officials say. Hernandez was eventually stopped when he was bit by a Unified police K9. Police say Hernandez was found in possession of large amounts of methamphetamine, marijuana and cash. Get the full story here.

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