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

November 30, 2011

Bozo for today is definitely not a criminal but he learned the hard way that just because Santa can do something, it doesn’t mean you should try it. From Lubbock, Texas, comes the story of a bozo, who shall remain unidentified, who returned home with his family only to find that none of them had the keys to the front door. We don’t know if he said "Ho, Ho, Ho" before doing it, but our bozo headed straight to the roof, where he tried to lower himself down the chimney. It always looks so easy when Santa does it. Well, Santa does have a lot of experience. More than our bozo for sure, who quickly found himself stuck. After it became clear that he wasn’t going anywhere, the fire department was called. It took about an hour to get him out, embarrassed, but uninjured.

November 29, 2011

Bozo criminal for today has to be spared the title of "criminal" because of his poor farming skills, but he certainly remains a bozo. From the International File in Karlstad, Sweden, comes the story of our unidentified bozo who was arrested by the cops after they discovered several marijuana plants growing at his residence. However, after authorities tested the plants, they discovered that they were so scrawny that they didn’t contain enough THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, to qualify as a drug. Basically they were just weeds, no pun intended. He was released with a stern warning to give up being a farmer.

November 28, 2011

Thanks to Bozo News Hawk Fred McKinney for sending in another story of a Bozo Foiled by Modern Technology. From Los Angeles, California, comes the story of bozo Jason Tate, who robbed a woman at gunpoint and got away with her purse. As the woman was giving her report to the police she remembered she had just activated a new feature on her iPhone, which was taken in the purse snatching. The "Find My Phone" app uses GPS tracking in the phone to pinpoint its location. The cops were able to track the phone to a specific intersection, where they spotted our bozo, with the iPhone in his pocket. He’s busted!

November 23, 2011

Thanks to Bozo News Hawk Ed Doherty for sending in today’s report from Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, where our bozo representing himself in court discovered he did indeed have a fool for a client. Bozo Paul Carter was charged with robbing 25 hotels and convenience stores in a three month period. As he was questioning one of the robbery victims, he asked him to describe what the robber sounded like. The witness replied, "He sounded like you." No further questions. Not to be deterred, our bozo called another witness and again asked the same question, what did the robber’s voice sound like? Again the same reply from a second witness, "It sounded exactly like you." No further questions. Case closed.

November 22, 2011

Bozo criminals for today from Watertown, New York, are members in good standing of the Bozo Lonely Hearts Club. Authorities at the Watertown Correctional Facility were concerned when a couple of envelopes were discovered leaking a white powdery substance. State police and firefighters were brought in only to discover the substance in the two letters was sugar and lemonade mix. Upon further investigation, the letters were determined to be love letters sent by the inmates to their girlfriends, telling them they were "sweet" on them. Duh. Authorities say both men will be disciplined.

November 21, 2011

Bozo criminal for today from Garden Grove, California had been watching the price of copper rise, and seeing a chance to make some quick money, sprang into action. Unfortunately, being a bozo, he made a number of mistakes along the way. First, the copper wiring he staked out to steal was in the ceiling of the local Albertson’s store. And, second, he failed to calculate just how much weight the ceiling of Albertsons’s would hold. And third, for reasons known only to the bozo mind, he decided to try to steal the wire during business hours. He had made his way to a spot just above the checkout lane when the ceiling gave way. He took the express lane to jail.

November 18, 2011

Bozo criminal for today comes from Coram, New York, where bozo Kevin Davis crashed his car into the back of a police car. As if this wasn’t bad enough, the officer noticed that our bozo was wearing a potentially self-incriminating t-shirt. Boldly emblazoned on the front of the shirt were the words, "I’m a Drunk." Apparently so. He’s under arrest.

November 17, 2011

Thanks to Bozo News Hawk Randy Shereda for sending in today’s report from Miami, Florida. Bozo Ramon Torrez was called for jury duty and showed up promptly at 8 AM. Knowing that things usually get boring in the jury pool, he looked around for something to read. He found something interesting and took it with him into the jury room. It was while he was reading that he was arrested. Perhaps we should explain further. That interesting item that he found was a MacBook laptop computer that was on the table at the courthouse security checkpoint. Yep, he swiped a computer and took it with him into the jury room. He’s busted!

November 16, 2011

Bozo criminal for today violated seldom used Bozo Rule Number 997645: Keep your fingers to yourself. From Milwaukee, Wisconsin, comes the story of bozo Cheryl Tarver who was annoyed when another driver gave her a "look" she didn’t like. So, she pulled up near the other vehicle and gave the driver the famous one-finger salute and sped away. And that’s when she saw the flashing lights in her rear-view mirror. The person who had been checking out her car was the county sheriff. Oops. She’s been charged with driving with a suspended license.

November 14, 2011

Bozo criminal for today comes from Bushkill, Pennsylvania, where bozo Timothy Morton walked into the local Best Buy store and interviewed for a job. After being turned down for the job, our bozo was leaving the store when he was distracted by a display featuring the xbox gaming system. Thinking no one would notice, he stuffed the game console down his baggy pants and walked out. Unfortunately, the whole thing was caught on video surveillance cameras. Even more unfortunately, the store manager recognized him and gave the police officers our bozo’s home address and phone number from the job application. He’s under arrest.

November 11, 2011

Bozo criminal for today from Kansas City Missouri really wanted a copy of the new "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" game. He was waiting in a long line at midnight the day of the game’s release when he got frustrated. He saw a guy at the front of the line get a copy and that’s when he hatched his bozo scheme. He followed the man home, parked behind him, and, when the man got out, pointed a gun at him and demanded his copy of the game. He didn’t count on the man wanting the game as badly as he did. The man put up a fight and our bozo fled in his vehicle. Knowing just how much our bozo wanted that game, the cops knew right where to look for him. In the waiting line at the local Gamestop. Yep, he headed back to the store and got back in line. He’s under arrest.

November 10, 2011

Bozo criminal for today forgot Bozo Rule Number 100976: Hiding places that are good for Hide and Seek don’t necessarily work with the cops. From Hastings, Michigan, comes the story of bozo Chuck Wilson who attempted to break into a restaurant, setting off the burglar alarm. When the cops arrived they noticed a big pile of leaves nearby. A really big pile of leaves. Yep, our bozo had tried to cover himself with leaves to hide from the cops. Bad idea. He’s under arrest.

November 9, 2011

Bozo criminal for today violated Bozo Rule Number 38897: A good fashion sense is not always a helpful thing. From Bremerton, Washington, comes the story of an unidentified bozo who ripped a bag from the shoulder of a woman who was walking with her two children at the ferry terminal. As he tried to run away, his stylish oversized jeans fell to his ankles, causing him to trip and fall. The woman grabbed her bag back as our bozo scrambled to pull his pants back up. After he was placed under arrest, our bozo offered up the Bozo Excuse of the Month. He told the cops he was only "monkeying around" and was just teasing the woman. The police aren’t buying the story. He’s in jail, where hopefully he’s been issued a pair of suspenders.

November 8, 2011

Thanks to Bozo News Hawk Barbara Goldstein for sending in today’s report from Gainesville, Florida. Bozo Denise Payne came up with what she thought was a good idea. She staked out a deli that she noticed had a cash register near the front window. After the place closed, she, along with her bozo helper, smashed the window, grabbed the cash register and sped away. Guess she never thought that the cash register is emptied every day at the close of business. Her take? One quarter. She’s under arrest.

November 7, 2011

Bozo criminals for today come from West Palm Beach, Florida, where bozos Alexander Palmer, 59, and Clara Pierce, 53, were in the mood for a little romance. They wanted that quickie right now, and since they didn’t have a room, they did what any amorous bozo couple would do. They stole a car for their little rendezvous. Unfortunately, the car they stole was an unmarked police car that was being used on stake-out by detectives from the auto theft division. They’re busted!

November 4, 2011

Thanks to Bozo News Hawk Jim Kelly for sending in today’s report. From Hurst, Texas comes the story of a couple of out-of-town bozos who were involved in a hit-and-run accident. Police were dispatched and soon spotted our bozos. Knowing they were in big trouble, they tried to flee, but not being familiar with the city they took a wrong turn. A very wrong turn. Into the parking lot of the Hurst Police Department. Oops. They’re under arrest.

November 3, 2011

We all know that one of the hottest items these days is the iPad, and it seems even bozos want them. From Streetsboro, Ohio, comes the story of our unidentified bozo who went shopping for an iPad at the local Walmart. He picked out the one he wanted and handed the clerk his debit card. Noticing that she was having trouble getting the card approved, he did what any bozo would do. He took off for the door with the iPad in hand. He made his getaway but apparently he forgot about that debit card, which was still in the hands of the clerk. Oops. He’s under arrest.

November 2, 2011

Bozo criminal for today comes from Portland, Oregon, where police were called to a residence on a report of a domestic disturbance. The officers discovered our intoxicated bozo who had apparently barricaded himself in the attic. After discussing the situation, it was determined that our bozo didn’t plan on coming down any time soon, but also didn’t pose an immediate threat. So the officers headed for the door, with the intention of coming back later to check on the situation. And that’s when our bozo came crashing through the ceiling and onto the living room floor. After determining he was not injured in the fall, he was taken into custody.

November 1, 2011

Bozo criminals for today come from Kissimmee, Florida, where Latasha Wilson and William Shafer checked out of the Rodeway Inn. The cleaning staff discovered they had left something behind…several bags of crack cocaine. Authorities were called and were there investigating when the hotel manager received a phone call. It was none other than our bozos, with a simple request. They said they would like to return to the hotel and wanted to pay for one more night "in the same room." They got to check in, all right…into the county jail.