A man leaving a hearing on a charge of carrying an open alcohol container in El Monte, Calif., was arrested minutes later for allegedly stealing a bicycle outside the courthouse, the Los Angeles Times reports.[Previous TGIS]
Police were alerted by a postal worker who said Hector Pineda, 54, had allegedly destroyed a wrought-iron fence to remove the locked bike.
Initially, the newspaper says, Pineda argued that he owned the bicycle and had forgotten his key. But he was booked on suspicion of felony vandalism and petty theft after a Covina resident showed up to identify the bike.
22 July 2011
TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (329)
This week's joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of USA Today (from Wednesday, July 21; link good at time of posting):