24 December 2010

TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (300)

This week's joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of CNN (from Tuesday, December 21; link good at time of posting):
Detectives say 35-year-old Billy Burnham stole hundreds of dollars of jewelry and other valuables from a woman's apartment in Louisville.

But it's what he left behind in the kitchen that gave him away - his driver's license. Police say they only had to walk across the street to arrest him.

Some neighbors found the arrest amusing.

"Y'all need to put him in the thing about funniest criminals because he is about as dumb as they come," said Denise Lunsford who called 911.

Police say Burnham first denied the crime, but once police showed him his missing ID he confessed.
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