22 August 2008

TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (181)

This week's joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of the Associated Press (from Tuesday, August 19; link good at time of posting):
A Kentucky sheriff drove 4,100 miles to California to pick up a fugitive, then realized when he got back he had the wrong guy.

Butler County Sheriff Joe Gaddie and a deputy took the trip to find a man named Joe Orus, who was wanted on charges of fleeing and evading police and drunken driving.

A man named Joe Orus was awaiting release from a jail in Tehachapi, Calif., when a check showed an outstanding warrant in Kentucky. Officials notified Gaddie, who came and got him.

It turned out to be a case of stolen identity.

. . . .

Butler County officials paid for Orus to fly back to California. Meanwhile, the real suspect they were searching for is still on the lam.

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