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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Dumb crook, Dumb police or Dumb reporting

I'll let you make up your minds. From the Sun-Sentinel-

ROYAL PALM BEACH -- The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said it arrested a suspect in an attempted bank robbery and say he tried to burglarize his own home before he was caught on Wednesday.

About 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Adam Potts, 20, allegedly walked into the Regions Bank in the 1100 block of Royal Palm Beach Boulevard and handed the teller a note demanding $10,000 and implying that he had a gun, investigators said.

The teller told him, "I don't have that kind of money," and he walked away, sheriff's spokesman Paul Miller said.

Deputies then responded to a burglary in progress at Potts' home in the 100 block of Miramar Avenue where he was arrested and confessed, Miller said. It is unclear why he broke the window at his own house, Miller said. Potts was charged with robbery with a firearm and burglary.
How is it burgulary to get into one's own home? Maybe it is, if the Sun-Sentinel isn't reporting some other facts about the case. Otherwise the Fort Lauderdale based newspaper has goofed again, or the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office is abusing the law. I mean if you lock yourself out of your own house, is it burglary to break back in?

Update- The above mentioned Sun-Sentinel article has disappeared. So did the newspaper goof in some way? Just in case anyone wonders if this is a hoax pulled by TFM, here is a yahoo news screen capture.

2nd update- The Sun-Sentinel article has reappeared miraculously. Now Mr. Potts didn't break into his own home, but that of an acquaintance. Big difference, right? The writer of the article, Jerome Burdi, obviously needs some remedial journalism classes. I'd give him and the Sun-Sentinel tomorrow's Knucklehead, but there is more to this old story I posted on before. A crooked fingerprints examiner sending a man to death row trumps a careless 3rd rate journalist at a 2nd rate newspaper any day.

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