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    Man robs retired chief at police convention

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    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."
    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.

    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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    Cool

    ...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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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    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.
    Bingo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    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.

    Exactly and so are the judge(s) who let this piece of crap walk around with that many.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    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.
    I couldn't agree more. And bonus points for "oxygen thieves". That's the first time I've heard that one.
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