Yet another idiotic criminal

I have never seen a story like this before. A man robbed a restaurant in Fresno (California) using a screwdriver as a weapon. He hopped on his bicycle to get away. For some unexplained reason, he crashed his bicycle, which caused him to stab himself with the screwdriver, and bled to death from a severed artery.

What kind of idiot would carry a sharp object like a screwdriver in his pocket if he was going to ride his bicycle? Since he was apparently too poor to own (or drive) a car, I guess he also couldn’t afford a Swiss Army Knife or a protective case to store the screwdriver.

This story could be a lesson that parents could use to teach their kids not to carry around sharp objects in their pockets…

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Results of the trial for which I was almost a juror

A little over a month ago, I was summoned for possible jury duty for a trial that was expected to last about a month. There were lots of jurors dismissed for various reasons. I eventually made it onto the jury before being dismissed by the defense team. Originally I did not want to be on the jury, but by the time I was dismissed, I did want to serve.

The defendants were found guilty, due to a fingerprint on a bag of chips (which led the police to a juvenile defendant, who identified the other defendants) and DNA evidence. I would have liked to have seen the prosecutors present the DNA evidence (and yes, I know that it’s nothing like CSI.)

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