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On the Road Again…Just Not For Very Far

Bozo criminal for today comes from St. Petersburg, Florida, where bozo John Dempsey was in need of transportation. And, proving once again that you can get anything you need at Walmart, he headed to the store and drove off in one of their motorized carts. Things were going well as he headed down the road, making it almost a mile before he noticed something seemed to be wrong. Well, maybe this thing is low on fuel…? So he stopped at a convenience store and was trying to figure out a way to recharge it when the cops were called. Busted! Charged with theft and DUI

This Takes the Whole Idea of Do It Yourself a Little Too Far

Bozo criminal for today from Mission Viejo, California was faced with a problem. He had two flat tires on his van and no spare. What to do? Call AAA? Nope. Have the car towed? No way. Buy a roll of gauze and a box of Band-Aids and repair it yourself? Exactly! Police responding to a report of a suspicious man next to a vehicle checked things out and placed our bozo under arrest, on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs.

Don’t Be a Litterbug!

Bozo criminal for today comes from Johnson County, Indiana, where our bozo was a passenger in a car on I-65. There was also a baby in the car who had a diaper that needed changing. No problem, right? Our bozo changed the diaper and then there was the question of what to do with the soiled diaper. It was a little smelly so our bozo rolled down the window and tossed it. It sailed right into the path of a car following behind, hitting the windshield and bouncing a couple of times. Which would have been on problem except for one teeny tiny little thing. The car was a police cruiser. Oops. Our bozo and the driver were pulled over and ticketed for littering.

And, It’s White…I Wanted Red!

Bozo criminal for today comes from the Spoiled Brat Division of the International File in Yamunanagar in northern India. It seems our the proud parents of our teenage bozo wanted to give him a nice birthday present, a new car. Bozo brat wanted a Jaguar, but the parents could only afford a BMW. So, instead of being appreciative, our bozo went into a snit and pushed the brand new Beamer into a river because it was “too small” for him and his friends. Police are investigating but at this time have filed no charges.

Hey, Don’t Be Foolin’ Me With No Booty Call!

Bozo criminal for today comes from Woodbury, New Jersey, where bozo Taija Richardson got a booty call from a male friend at 4 am. Thinking it sounded like a pretty good offer, she headed over to his house, only to find him sound asleep. When she couldn’t wake him up for some action, she headed to a convenience store, bought lighter fluid and a lighter and headed back to his place. Obviously intent on having a hot time one way or the other, our scorned lover set the place on fire. Fortunately, the man and his dog were able to escape, but the house is a total loss. She’s under arrest, charged with arson and attempted murder.

The Only Thing Left Now Is To Blame the Theft On Her Evil Twin

Bozo criminal for today comes from Clinton, Iowa, where bozo Rachel Thompson was speeding when a cop spotted her and tried to pull her over. Instead of stopping, she fled, ran through a red light and led the cop on a chase. It was then that the sheriff’s office received a call from our bozo reporting that her car had been stolen. The caller identified the stolen car as the exact same one the officer was chasing. Let’s review. Bozo is speeding. Bozo flees from cop. Bozo calls sheriff from her cell phone to report her car stolen. Now all bozo has to do is elude the cop and she’ll be off the hook, right? Wrong. The officer radioed ahead and Stop Sticks where placed in the roadway. Busted! Our bozo was charged with eluding, driving with a suspended license, reckless driving, and speeding.

Ho Ho, oh No!

Bozo criminal for today comes from Culver City, California where our unidentified bozo stripped naked and attempted to burglarize a home before being confronted by the homeowners and fleeing. So, if your attempt to break into a home has been thwarted and you are buck naked, what do you do? Well, in this case our bozo thought the best idea was to climb up on a nearby roof and hide in a chimney. Bad idea. He soon saw the error of his ways and a man walking his dog heard his cries for help. The cops were notified and our naked friend was booked on suspicion of burglary.

Well, You Didn’t Expect Me To Write My Real Name, Did You?

Bozo criminal for today from Butler, Pennsylvania, once again proves that the old adage, Honesty is the Best Policy, does not apply to bozos. It seems bozo Marc Langston stole a credit card from a woman who gave him a ride. Armed with his stolen card, he headed straight for a cell phone store where he bought a phone for $200 and to another store where he bought $42 worth of beer and cigarettes. So far, so good, right? Nope. At both places, when asked to sign the receipt, he wrote in “Thief” rather than his name. Oops. Cops used video surveillance from both places to ID our bozo and quickly tracked him down. He’s been charged with receiving stolen property and theft by deception.

A Completely New Version of a Sting Operation

Thanks to Bozo News Hawk Glen Snow for sending in today’s report from the International File in Berlin, Germany. Cops were trying to serve a warrant on our bozo when he decided to make a run for it. He jumped from his balcony directly into some shrubbery where, unfortunately for him, a group of wasps had built a rather large nest. The angry wasps swarmed all over him, causing him to flee out into the street where the officers attempted to make an arrest, only to be attacked by the wasps themselves. Our bozo managed to break free and fled, with the wasps in hot pursuit. Looking for any place to hide, he jumped into an inflatable swimming pool. The pool may have kept the wasps at bay, but it didn’t hold back the cops, who placed him under arrest. No word on the fate of the wasps.

Hope He At Least Wore Sunscreen

Bozo criminal for today comes from Broward County, Florida, where the cops received a report of a nude man bicycling down the street. Perhaps thinking that he needed to cover himself up, our bozo stopped at a sex shop and grabbed some underwear off the shelf. And since he had nowhere to carry his cash, he offered to trade his bicycle for the undies. He left the shop wearing the underwear, but perhaps it was chafing, as he soon removed and discarded the drawers. The cops finally caught up to him, strolling in the buff down the sidewalk. He was caught, covered up, and arrested.

Too Bad the Place Didn’t Have a Drive-Thru

Bozo criminal for today was a victim being in the wrong place at the wrong time when the worst possible thing happened. From Coney Island in New York comes the story of bozo Richard Walker who had a hankering for a donut. So, he walked into the local Dunkin’. He placed his order and, while waiting, adjusted his pants. When he did so, a gun fell out of the waistband to the floor. Now, remember where this happened. A donut shop. And of course there was a cop in there at the time. And to make matters worse, our bozo was a repeat felon. Uh-oh. He’s under arrest. No word if he got to enjoy his tasty donut.

She Needed Fake Teeth To Complete the Look

Bozo criminal for today comes from Manchester, New Hampshire, where bozo Christie Baker called the cops to report that she had been assaulted by a neighbor. She told the cops that the neighbor had broken down the door, punched and scratched her. She showed them blood stains on her clothes and two black eyes. But something just didn’t seem right. Upon further investigation, they discovered a tube of “Vampire blood” left over from Halloween and a close look at those “black eyes” revealed they were applied with makeup. Not sure what her plan was, but it probably didn’t include being arrested and being charged with giving police a false report and falsifying physical evidence.

Someone Must Have Slipped It In There and I Didn’t Notice…

Bozo criminal for today comes from West Monroe, Louisiana, where a man called the cops to report that a woman that had been staying at his apartment for the past week and left, stealing about $5000 in cash from the apartment. The cops tracked our bozo down and she confessed to stealing the money. A female officer was doing a routine strip search before booking her when she found something. Inside her vagina was $6233 in cash along with a clear plastic bag containing one gram of meth. It was then that she offered up the Bozo Excuse of the Week. She told the officer the money and drugs did not belong to her and she had no idea how they got there. Um. OK. Busted! Charged with theft and narcotics possession.

His Next Picture Was a Mug Shot

Our bozo for today from the International File in Aberdare, South Wales proves once again that bozos and modern technology just don’t mix. The cops pulled over suspected drug dealer Scott Carson but before they could approach the car he tossed heroin and cocaine out the window. He denied dealing drugs and said what he had was for personal use only. It was then the cops noticed his car was equipped with a dashcam. Footage on the cam showed him making drug deals on his phone and giving specific details of what he had for sale. Busted! He was jailed for two years and six months after pleading guilty to possessing cocaine and possessing heroin with intent to supply and producing cannabis.

But Did He Replace It With Heinz?

With all the negative news today the Bozo Reports offers for your consideration an uplifting story. From Lacey Township New Jersey, comes the story of an unidentified bozo who swiped a bottle of ketchup from a local eatery. Not newsworthy except for what happened next. A few days later a store manager noticed a brown paper bag sitting outside the restaurant. Inside, two unopened bottles of ketchup and an anonymous letter. In the note, our bozo apologized for stealing the ketchup and said it had brought him nothing but bad luck and bad karma, including his car being involved in an accident just hours after the theft. He expressed his hope that paying back the ketchup, with interest, would change his luck. The manager said all is forgiven and, buy the way, they never even noticed the missing bottle.

She Took the Concept of Gas and Go Literally

Thanks to Bozo News Hawk Glen Snow for sending in today’s report from Wilmington, Massachusetts, where the cops were alerted to be on the lookout for someone driving a Range Rover who had left a gas station without paying. When the cops pulled over 24-year-old Alicia Ellis, they found one very convincing piece of evidence. The gas pump nozzle and hose. Yep, she left the station with the pump nozzle still in the car and had driven around without noticing it. Busted! She’s been charged with operating under the influence of liquor, negligent operations of a motor vehicle and an open container violation.

No, This Jail Does Not Have a Drive-Thru

Sometimes our bozos just make things too easy as today’s report from Irvine, California will show. It seems our 19-year-old bozo had a little too much to drink and crashed her Land Rover around 3:30 in the morning. This would not be newsworthy except for the fact that she crashed through the gates of the James A. Musick jail facility. She must have been in a hurry, too, as the gates were totally ripped off the hinges and the vehicle significantly damaged. Our bozo, however, was not harmed. The cops simply walked her across the parking lot and booked her into jail.

Uh…Let’s Don’t Put This Guy On Any Complicated Cases In the Future

Thanks to Bozo News Hawk Fred McKinney for sending in today’s report from Marion County, Indiana. No criminal activity here and we’ll leave it up to you to identify the bozo. A sheriff’s department employee headed to the local McDonalds and picked himself up a chicken sandwich and small fries. He placed the sandwich in the break room refrigerator before starting his shift at the county jail. When he went to warm it up later, he noticed a few small bites had been taken out of the tasty sandwich. Extremely annoyed, the officer headed back to McDonalds where he confronted the manager who offered him a free meal as a replacement. Not sure when the light bulb went off in his head, but sometime later the officer remembered that he was hungry when he bought the sandwich and had taken the small bites out of the sandwich himself. Oops. No word on whether he offered to pay for the free one he was given.

Smile Pretty For the Officer!

Bozo criminal for today comes from Jennings County, Indiana, where police received a strange theft report. A woman called to report her false teeth had been stolen and she thought she knew who the perp was. It just so happened that our bozo thief was on probation and was scheduled to meet with her probation officer that afternoon. In his notes, the office wrote that she “may be wearing the stolen teeth.” Yep, she stole someone’s false teeth and wore them to her probation meeting. Maybe she thought it was picture day. Officers dropped by our bozo’s home later and noticed the teeth in question sitting out in plain sight and they were even labeled with the owner’s name. Busted! We’ll abstain from the obvious joke that the cops took a bite out of crime.

Sounds Like It’s Party Time

Bozo criminals for today come from St. Louis, Missouri. Our bozos, described as teenagers between 16 and 18 years of age, approached victim number one and demanded cash. When he told them he had only loose change and cigarettes in his pocket, they took his bag of chips and ran off. About 15 minutes later, they approached victim number two, again demanding cash. Again the victim said he didn’t have any money but offered them his bottle of whiskey, which the took before fleeing. The investigation continues. They whereabouts of the whiskey and chips are unknown.