...a getaway taxi.
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Hotel restroom at gunpoint. Amazing - two of my biggest fears in the same story (hotels and restrooms) that you don't hear about often. Think this is the first restroom story I've read about.Man robs retired chief at police convention
'Dumbest criminal' doesn't get far, is caught by other officers
updated 6:46 p.m. MT, Fri., March. 27, 2009
HARRISBURG, Penn. - A retired police chief says he was robbed by "probably the dumbest criminal in Pennsylvania."
It happened Friday morning at a hotel hosting a police officers' convention near Harrisburg that drew 300 narcotics officers from Pennsylvania and Ohio.
John Comparetto says as he came out of a stall in the men's bathroom, a man pointed a gun in his face and demanded money.
Comparetto, a retired police chief from New York, gave up his money and cell phone. But when the man fled, Comparetto and some colleagues chased him. They arrested 19-year-old Jerome Marquis Blanchett of Harrisburg as he was trying to leave in a taxi.
Blanchett, who was awaiting trial of four previous robbery charges, was arraigned Friday before a District Court judge who set bail at $1 million.
When a reporter asked Blanchett for comment as he was led out of court, he said, "I'm smooth."
Wonder where the retired officer's weapon was?? Obviously he wasn't going to try and draw while facing down the barrel....
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Who is John Galt?
...a getaway taxi.
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Maybe it is a Pennsylvania thing.
Back in the '60 a BG tried to rob a "cop" bar just down the street from a Station House in Philadelphia.
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He's smooth alright. Smooth a** locked up.
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Four previous robbery charges and this dirtbag is still out on the street?
These are the kind of people who cannot be rehabilitated...they are oxygen theives.
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Sounds like a Darwin award waiting to happen
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