Dave Moreland's Bozo Criminal of the Day - The world famous daily report on dumb crimes

April 23, 2004

Bozo criminal for today comes from Kinston, North Carolina where bozo Reginald Sawyer’s heart may have been in the right place, but he went about things all wrong. Bozo Reginald dropped by his neighbor’s house and accused him of possessing stolen property, selling illegal lottery tickets and selling alcohol without a license. And, based on those charges, he was placing him under arrest (maybe he’d seen Gomer do the "citizen’s arrest" thing on the old Andy Griffith show). Our bozo whipped out a pair of handcuffs and slapped them on his neighbor before he even knew what was going on. He then forced him into his car and drove him to the county jail. When he presented him to the magistrate, he quickly determined that our bozo had no authority to make arrests and instead ordered him arrested. He’s been charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault and possession of a concealed weapon. And, by the way, our bozo had no key to those handcuffs. Firefighters using bolt cutters had to be called in to free the man.

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