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Anything You Say Can and Will Be Used Against You

A Jefferson County, Ala., sheriff’s deputy was getting gas at a service station when the motorist at the next pump walked over and asked if he had any warrants out for his arrest. Sgt. Venita Edge said she would check, and warned him that if there were, she would arrest him. Matthew Kinard, 27, handed over his driver’s license, and told her about various prior arrests. Sure enough, the check found a warrant for Kinard on drug charges, and the deputy made good her promise. As she was taking him to jail, Kinard couldn’t help one more statement: “I am the stupidest criminal in the world.” (RC/Birmingham News) ...Well, up in the top 90 percent, at least.
Original Publication Date: 03 October 2010
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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