Holy Dumb Criminal, Batman!
Someone just sent this story to me in an email and I’m still laughing. From the USA Today:
A Texas college student has learned a big “Duh!” lesson from the school of hard knocks: If you’re on the lam, don’t taunt the cops on Twitter.
According to news reports, 20-year-old Mahogany Mason-Kelly, who attends Lamar University, had outstanding traffic warrants in Pearland, south of Houston, and was feeling pretty confident about remaining a free woman.
Just how confident was she you ask? Here’s what she decided she’d tweet:
“I still gotta warrant in pearland..those pigs will NEVER catch me!!!…NEVER!!!”
As you might imagine, that was a really stupid idea:
Lt. Onesimo Lopez of the Pearland Police Department told ABC, officers frequently search for keywords such as “Pearland” to “keep abreast of what’s going on in town.”
“This tweet came up. The officer saw it, took a picture and printed it out and gave it to warrant officers,” Lopez said.
Mason-Kelly was arrested Friday.
And it just goes downhill for her from there:
Turns out she reportedly had impersonated her sister during one traffic stop, so she’s facing more serious charges in addition to the $1,877 in fines for not appearing in court for the traffic tickets.
Mason-Kelly has posted bond on misdemeanor charges of failing to identify and tampering with a government record.
As a result of her arrest, she could be evicted from her Lamar dormitory. Twitter has already given her the boot.
So this genius has taken what would be minor traffic offenses and turned them into possible jail time, getting booted from Twitter, and getting tossed from college? You know what I really wanna know? How the heck this idiot even got into college.