Another idiotic criminal

An idiotic burglar was busted in Fresno (California) because he was apparently too hungry to think clearly. After burglarizing a car and stealing a bowl of teriyaki chicken from the car, he ate it while walking back to his apartment, leaving a trail of rice.

How could he possibly fail to notice a trail of rice in his wake? It makes you wonder what blunder he will  commit in his next burglary. Maybe he’ll leave his wallet in the next car that he burglarizes, or better yet, he’ll decide to take a nap in the car…

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Did the Fresno police department commit plagiarism?

On July 1, 2008, it will no longer be legal in California to talk on a handheld cell phone while driving (handsfree is still legal.) Several months ago, the California HIghway Patrol published a FAQ to cover the inevitable questions. The City of Fresno Police Department has also released a FAQ. They just took the CHP FAQ, removed the CHP letterhead, put their own letterhead on, and made a few cosmetic changes!

I wonder if the CHP gave permission to copy their FAQ.

Fresno as speed trap

According to this article, the Fresno police department is setting all sorts of speed traps.

“Kelly Caglia, a pilot for American Airlines, said he sees speed traps all over Fresno, with police in obstructed locations along Shepherd Avenue, Champlain Drive and Millbrook Avenue, among others.

“They say it’s for safety — baloney,” Caglia said. “It’s revenue enhancement.” ”

Having lived in Fresno from 1999-2007, Caglia is full of it. While it will definitely enhance revenue, many Fresno drivers drive like maniacs, frequently driving 50 mph in a 35 mph zone and weaving in and out of traffic.

(EDIT: Added “many” — there are many Fresno drivers who don’t do these things.)

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