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Needs to Try Harder

A robber hit a store in Gainesville, Fla., and successfully escaped with cash. Police, however, tracked the robber’s getaway car: it was a rental from the Avis branch at the Gainesville Regional Airport. But that car had not been rented. Dead end? No way: security camera video showed an on-duty Avis employee, Monterres Christopher Hollis, 18, drive the car off the lot — and he matched the robber’s description. The car was equipped with a GPS tracking device that showed it indeed was driven to the store at the time of the robbery. When confronted, Hollis admitted to the robbery and was arrested. He said he needed the cash to cover losses from an online scam. (RC/Gainesville Sun) ...So it was a common case of doing something stupid to recover from doing something dumb.
Original Publication Date: 29 May 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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