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The Knucklehead of the Day award

Today's winner is Frank Singleton. He gets the award for the following.

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office called him stupid Tuesday. But Frank Singleton could almost write the book on how to turn a misdemeanor into a felony without ever leaving the jail's parking lot.

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Singleton, 21, of West Palm Beach, got released from the county lockup Tuesday after being arrested on a misdemeanor trespassing charge.

He immediately ran out into the visitor's parking lot and, in an apparent effort to get away as quickly as possible, tried to carjack a 2006 Nissan 350Z, Miller said.

The woman who was driving it, Justine Lapierre, was just getting out of her car when Singleton ran at her saying, "I want your car," Miller said.

He pushed Lapierre out of the way, grabbed the keys and jumped into the Nissan. But it was a manual transmission and Singleton couldn't operate it, Miller said.

Hearing the commotion, Sheriff's Office Pastor Leo Krug walked up and, holding his handgun by his side, ordered the barely free Singleton to the ground so a deputy could handcuff him.

First two rules for potential carjackers as they get released from jail- First don't do it in the prison parking lot and know how to drive a stick shift. If you don't follow those rules, you will be like Frank Singleton who is today's Knucklehead of the Day.


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Comments (6)

The stupid ones get caught ... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

The stupid ones get caught quickly, the others take a bit longer.

Is FL trying to set a recor... (Below threshold)
GianiD:

Is FL trying to set a record for stupid human acts this week?

That's weird.Was t... (Below threshold)

That's weird.

Was the guy really in a great hurry or was that poetic license? I can't really see running out of the police station to get away from it.

If I were writing a story he'd be in a rush to get *to* something very important.

Unless he wasn't rushed at all and the person writing the report just liked the way that sounded.

Synova:With all of a... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

Synova:
With all of about 2 years on the street under my belt at the time, I thought I'd wax poetic while writing my next crime report. For the most part they don't make intertaining reading. I began it with "It was a dark and stormy night....".

The lieutenant who reviewed my report was NOT amused.

I've never carjacked anyone... (Below threshold)

I've never carjacked anyone, but if I did I would be in a hurry.

GarandFan ~ What you need is a more interesting class of criminal. A few years ago here, a woman called police to report she found two other women in her back yard near her clothesline. The women told her they were "carrying a root" for her and had cursed her panties hanging on the line.

The responding officer informed the woman of the procedures to obtain a trespass order, and suggested she consult Dr. Buzzard, the prominent root doctor in the next county.

No matter how he wrote it up, it was going to make for fascinating reading.

LOL.I was thinking... (Below threshold)

LOL.

I was thinking more of poetic license on the part of the reporter, not the cops.




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