The Knucklehead of the Day award
Goes to 26-year-old Melissa Chavez who waived down a Santa Fe New Mexico policeman in order to get a ride and instead got arrested. There was a warrent out for Ms. Chavez' arrest.
SANTA FE - A woman who tried to hitch a ride from a police officer in Santa Fe got a ride to jail instead.
Police say 26-year-old Melissa Chavez waived down an officer yesterday, and the officer who stopped conducted a warrant inquiry.
Authorities say the inquiry showed Chavez had an outstanding warrant for failure to comply with provisions of a prior charge of criminal damage to property.
The officer took her to the Santa Fe County jail, where she was booked and bond was set at $500.