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Not Guilty By Reason Of Stupidity

A man in Adelanto, Calif., allegedly tried to carjack a van. It wasn’t just any old van: it was a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s inmate van, being driven by a uniformed deputy sheriff. The incident began when the deputy, on his way to the jail, stopped at an intersection. Someone banged on the outside of the van, and the deputy got out to investigate. A struggle ensued; the deputy tased the suspect to get him under control, and arrested him. Leonard Baskerville, 32, has a record of violent crimes. (JW/Victorville Valley Daily Press) ...But he at least was efficient enough to choose a vehicle heading to his ultimate destination.
Original Publication Date: 30 January 2011
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 17.

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