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

February 28, 2007

Thanks to Bozo News Hawk Laura Davidson for sending in today’s report. From Fircrest, Washington comes the story of an unidentified bozo in a stolen vehicle who led police on a high speed chase before crashing the truck into a tree. Our bozo fled the scene. We don’t know for sure, but perhaps the accident left him with sore muscles. In any event, the cops found him totally naked, soaking in a hot tub in the back yard of a nearby house. He’s under arrest.

February 27, 2007

Bozo criminal for today comes from the International File in Moara Vlasiei, Romania where an unidentified bozo was on the run from the cops after allegedly robbing a teenage girl. Seeking a place to hide, our bozo came upon what appeared to be a small shed and ducked inside. Only it wasn’t a shed. It was an outhouse, and when he tried to get out, the floor gave way, sending him plummeting into the cesspit below. Officers fished him out, deodorized him and placed him under arrest.

February 26, 2007

Bozo criminal for today comes from Portland, Oregon where bozo Edgar Gonzales really, really likes to dance. In fact, his Saturday night just wasn’t complete without a trip to his favorite club. And when the doorman at that club wouldn’t let him inside, he did what any bozo would do. He called 911 to tell the operator they wouldn’t let him dance. After confirming that was his emergency, the operator dispatched officers who charged our bozo with improper use of 911 and possession of drugs.

February 23, 2007

Thanks to several Bozo News Hawks for sending in today’s report. From St. Paul, Minnesota comes the story of a couple of bozos who were having problems with the fuel system in their truck. So they pulled into the local Midas shop to have the mechanic take a look at it. He noticed some unusual weld marks on the gas tank and told them it needed to be replaced. When our bozos were very adamant that even if the tank were to be taken out, it must be saved intact and returned to them, he became a little suspicious and called the cops. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that the tank had a secret compartment to hide marijuana and some of the pot had come loose and clogged up the fuel line. Busted!

February 22, 2007

Bozo criminal for today comes from Corsicana, Texas where bozo Brandon Perry snatched two bags of money from a man servicing a vending machine at the local hospital. Our bozo ran out of the facility, hoping to hide in a wooded area close by. What he didn’t realize was that a large number of police canine officers and their dogs were at the nearby Navarro College Police Academy for a training seminar. The dogs and their handlers gladly volunteered to join in the search. Both money and bozo were soon found.

February 21, 2007

Bozo Criminal for today violated Bozo Rule Number 34675: When fleeing, it’s best to head away from the crime scene. From Orange County, Florida comes the story of a couple of unidentified bozos who thought they had their bank robbery plan well thought out. They stashed their getaway car a block away from the bank and walked over. Upon entering, one of them handed the teller a note stating that they had a hand grenade and she should hand over the cash. She did, and they ran out of the bank toward their getaway car. On the way, the dye pack exploded, sending money flying everywhere. When they reached their waiting vehicle, they sped away…in the wrong direction, heading back toward the bank. By this time the cops had arrived were easily able to hem them in and make the arrest.

February 20, 2007

Thanks to Bozo News Hawk David Alford for sending in today’s report. From Orem, Utah comes the story of bozo Casey Hardy who just didn’t know when to say when. Our bozo broke into a grocery store and started helping himself to cash from the ATM machine. After he had too much money to hold in his hands, he started stuffing it into his pockets. Finally, his pants were so overloaded that they fell down. Twice. He then got himself a shopping bag to carry all the money. He got away, but the police got a great view of his escapades from the store’s surveillance camera. He apparently only got as far as the nearest liquor store, as he was soon arrested for drunken driving and was promptly recognized as the thief when he was hauled in.

February 19, 2007

Thanks to Bozo News Hawk Jenny Michael for sending in today’s report from Bismarck, North Dakota where police were investigating several incidents of vandalism involving spray painting of graffiti. At the scene of one of the incidents, an officer noticed a store receipt for…what else…spray paint. After viewing store surveillance video from the date and time the paint was purchased, our bozo was identified and charged.

February 16, 2007

Thanks to Bozo News Hawk Glen Snow for sending in today’s report. From Danbury, Connecticut comes the story of bozo Nakia Dawson who was under arrest for possession of marijuana and cocaine. He used his one phone call to call his aunt and asked her to please bring his safe from home so he could get cash to pay his bail. Auntie brought the safe to the jail and when our bozo opened it in front of a police officer, out fell the cash, along with drug paraphernalia and 16 grams of cocaine. Oops. His bond was raised to $125,000 and there wasn’t enough cash in there to cover the new amount.

February 15, 2007

Thanks to Bozo News Hawk Josh Widdowson for sending in today’s report. Our bozo for today violated Bozo Rule Number 99781: If your car is in the police impound lot it’s best to reclaim it legally. Bozo Andre Carter knew his car was locked up and took the bozo approach to getting it out. He broke through the gate, going right past the "No Trespassing" sign and went straight to his car. It was jammed in there tight, so he had to ram a few other vehicles to get it out, damaging his car and attracting the attention of the lot’s neighbors who called the cops. Both car and bozo are once again locked up.

February 14, 2007

It’s Valentine’s Day, when most every girl hopes to be taken out to a nice restaurant. Of course, since this is a Bozo story, the trip to the restaurant wasn’t exactly what she’d hoped it would be. Bozo Larry Baker and his girlfriend Sheila began squabbling in a Nashville, Tennessee motel room. And after taking a hit of cocaine, our bozo started trashing the room and attempted to choke her. She ran out of the room, totally nude and went to the nearby Waffle House, where she locked herself in the bathroom. Our bozo, also naked, followed her to the restaurant and continued to argue with her through the door before deciding to leave in his car. In the meantime, the cops were called and our bozo was arrested for driving under the influence, evading arrest and indecent exposure. His girlfriend has not been charged.

February 13, 2007

Thanks to Bozo News Hawk Fred McKinney for sending in today’s report. On this Valentine’s Day Eve, we have a chocolate loving bozo. From St. Louis, Missouri comes the story of bozo Colin Jones who broke into an apartment just a few doors down from his own. Once inside, our bozo stole some clothes, a wallet, a camera and a few other items. On his way out the door, he also grabbed some chocolate candies. And you know how it is with chocolate. Sometimes you just can’t wait to eat it. That was the case with our bozo. Investigating officers simply followed the trail of candy wrappers to our bozo’s apartment nearby. He’s under arrest.

February 12, 2007

Thanks to Bozo News Hawk Sam Whitaker for sending in today’s report. From Ft. Wayne, Indiana comes the story of bozo Fred Baldwin who was involved in a hit and run accident. Our bozo left the scene and headed over to what he thought was a hotel. He pulled in, parked and got out to look at the damage to his car. A police officer walked by and asked if he needed help. Our bozo said no, he was just looking for a hotel room. The officer noticed the damage and did a quick check, discovering that the vehicle had been involved in a hit and run. Our bozo was arrested while he was still looking for the entrance to the hotel. He never would have found it. Instead of pulling into a hotel, he had turned into the Indiana State Police Department parking lot.

February 9, 2007

Bozo criminal for today comes from New York City where bozo James Slayton broke into a grocery store by crawling in through the casing of an air conditioner that had been removed. Don’t know if he partook of a little snack before trying to leave or what, but on his way out he got stuck. His head and arms were dangling outside the store while his lower body and legs remained inside. Police responding to calls for help found his pockets stuffed with cash. He was freed and arrested.

February 8, 2007

Bozo criminal for today comes from the International File in Czarna Dabrowka, Poland where bozo Wojtek Lebowski broke into a car and stole the stereo. He was frightened when the car alarm went off and he had to make a hasty exit. Unfortunately, in his hurry to get away, he somehow spit out his false teeth, leaving them behind in the car. Police were able to trace him down through dental records. He’s been reunited with his teeth in jail.

February 7, 2007

Bozo criminal for today comes from West Valley, Utah, where bozo Brook Alston kept calling the 911 operator, insisting that he had an emergency. He dialed 911 twelve times in the space of five hours to complain about his toothache. He refused an ambulance, didn’t want a visit from the police and just seemed like he enjoyed complaining. Then things got a little weird. He started griping about the drug dealers, saying he wanted them off the street. And then he told the operator he was going to tell president George Bush if he didn’t get the help he needed. Finally, he pulled out the big guns. He told the operator he could tell CNN’s Nancy Grace what was going on. That may have pushed the operator over the edge. Police paid our bozo a little visit and charged him with 911 abuse.

February 6, 2007

Thanks to Bozo News Hawk Laura Davidson for sending in today’s report. From Tualatin, Oregon comes the story of one hungry bozo. Davis Kearney drove up to the Arby’s and attempted to go through the drive-thru backwards, crashing into the building in the process. Employees called the cops but before they could arrive he had driven away. He tried to flee the scene, right? Wrong. He just changed his mind about what he wanted to eat. He drove across the street to the Taco Bell where police arrested him in the parking lot.

February 5, 2007

Bozo criminal for today violated Bozo Rule Number 32345: It’s not usually a good idea to let your victim do the dirty work for you. From Atlanta, Georgia comes the story of an unidentified bozo who took a woman captive. Next, he drove her to her bank and instructed her to go inside and draw out all her money while he went next door and enjoyed a Chic-Fil-A sandwich. Hope it was a good one. She alerted bank employees about what was going on and they called the cops who arrested our bozo while he was still inside the restaurant.

February 2, 2007

Thanks to Bozo News Hawk Laura Davidson for sending in today’s report. From Gresham, Oregon comes the story of a couple of bozos who violated Bozo Rule Number 0055: Don’t brag about your crime until after you’ve successfully pulled it off. Our bozos were planning on holding up a deli and were checking the place out. For reasons known only to the bozo mind, one of them decided it would be a good idea to tell a customer of their plans. It wasn’t. The customer called the cops who arrived and arrested our bozos before they were able to pull off their little heist.

February 1, 2007

Thanks to Bozo News Hawk Glen Snow for sending in today’s report from Sheboygan, Wisconsin where the recent cold weather left Bozo Troy Humphrey longing for a snowmobile. So, he broke into a dealership and stole a $9000 snowmobile and a $1000 trailer. But, when he got the snowmobile home, he noticed it wasn’t perfect, so he took it back to the dealer for repairs. To the same dealer he had stolen it from the night before. Bad idea. He’s been charged with theft.