Dumb Criminals-Vandalism Edition
Front man for the rap group, “Gym Class Heroes”, Travie McCoy was arrested in October of 2010 for vandalism in Berlin, Germany. While there for a concert, the singer stopped by Berlin’s East Side Gallery, a memorial that includes a portion of the Berlin Wall. McCoy went to Twitter social media site and posted that he would climbing up on top of the wall. He also tweeted when he sprayed some graffiti on the wall. It was this “tweet” that led police to him to make an arrest.
In February of 2009, in Washington, D.C., a homeless man threw a cinder block at the windshield of a police car that was parked in front of the police station. Two police officers were outside of the station and quickly arrested the homeless man. When asked why he did it, the homeless man responded that it was cold outside and he needed a warm place to stay for the night.
In Cardiff, South Wales, a woman went into a cake store to get her favorite cupcake, which is a very popular cupcake, and was told that it was sold out. The woman then became irate and started smashing the cupcake cases and even resorted to throwing cakes at other customers and employees. She escaped with her two children and police are still looking for her. A store employee had said that if the woman had waited a few minutes, a new batch was coming out.
A man in Nottingham, England lost his bank card in an ATM. He called the police to come and help him but was told that the police were just too busy. The man then decided to throw a brick at the ATM, damaging it. As it turns out, the police weren’t that busy after all and arrested the man for vandalism when the alarm in the ATM went off.
Finally, a couple of teenagers were arrested for vandalizing a camp in the UK. The two young men broke into the campsite, smashed spots, set off fireworks and even wrote graffiti on the walls. The two men were caught when one of the men writing the graffiti couldn’t help but write his own name as well. The police ran the name on the wall and he was in the system for other petty crimes. They tracked down both boys and they were sentenced to fines and community service.
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