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Posted: 3/28/2009 9:50:29 AM EST

'Dumbest criminal' nabbed in cop convention holdup
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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) –– A retired police chief said he was robbed by "probably the dumbest criminal in Pennsylvania," at a police officers' convention on Friday morning. John Comparetto said as he came out of a stall in the men's room, a man pointed a gun in his face and demanded money. There were 300 narcotics officers from Pennsylvania and Ohio at the gathering.

Comparetto gave up his money and cell phone. But when the man fled, Comparetto and some colleagues chased him. They arrested a 19-year-old man as he was trying to leave in a taxi.

The suspect is also awaiting trial on four previous robbery charges.

The suspect was arraigned and taken to Dauphin County Prison. When a reporter asked the suspect for comment as he was led out of court, he said, "I'm smooth."

Link Posted: 3/28/2009 9:54:47 AM EST
Dang, wish he had gotten shot in the junk or died so he could have been eligible for a Darwin award.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 9:55:46 AM EST
Getaway by taxi..

Link Posted: 3/28/2009 10:03:20 AM EST
Why is someone with 4 robbery charges walking around in public?

We need 3 strikes rules for that kind of BS. Once you've robbed people 4 times, it's pretty safe to say you're just a criminal asshole who is going to be better off in jail for a decade.

Let's hope the fool won't get cheap bail this time.
Link Posted: 3/28/2009 10:49:24 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/28/2009 10:49:34 AM EST by Small_Arms_Collector]
No comments on the "I'm Smooth" quote yet?
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:31:19 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:35:50 AM EST
I bet somewhere in BIG BOLD letters on a Sign or a Banner, " welcome to the Police Convention".

If only he could read.

Link Posted: 3/29/2009 7:38:05 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 10:07:53 AM EST
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 10:42:02 AM EST
I heard this story on the radio last week when driving home from work. I nearly drove off the road laughing.
Link Posted: 3/29/2009 10:51:33 AM EST
Target assesment skills are lacking...
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