Man arrested after using cell phone h...

Man arrested after using cell phone he's accused of stealing

There are 18 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jul 3, 2008, titled Man arrested after using cell phone he's accused of stealing. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A 29-year-old Duluth man was arrested early Wednesday after calling police with a cell phone from a purse he's accused of stealing.

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“Who, me?”

Since: Jun 08

Amery

#2 Jul 3, 2008
Reading about this guy, I can finally understand why some animals eat their young.

“Man can see shades of gray!”

Since: May 08

St. Cloud

#3 Jul 3, 2008
Don't do the crime if you can't do the time.
Mark

United States

#4 Jul 3, 2008
Budda-bump, Ching! This story has legs. It should go national to one of those radio yuck-yuck programs featuring stories about boneheaded criminals.
KPK

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Jul 3, 2008
Nice work genius.
Speedy

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Jul 3, 2008
Let the drunk have his day in court and then throw him in the lake chained to a cement block. He is just another burden on our society having no respect for others. Robs someone for money, upon finding none calls the cops for a free ride home.

If you want to give him another chance then make sure he understands another violation will get him a one way ticket to the bottom.

Since: May 08

Phoenix, AZ

#7 Jul 3, 2008
the biggest surprise may be that the police were able to solve this crime
Barebaack Hussein YoMama

Pleasanton, CA

#9 Jul 3, 2008
Anybody that keeps a social security card on them is a moron and dumber than the thief.
Karen

Rochester, MN

#10 Jul 3, 2008
Some people are just stupid.
Open eyes

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Jul 3, 2008
The Mean Dartin Roast wrote:
the biggest surprise may be that the police were able to solve this crime
he he he :-)
Stephen Canavan

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Jul 3, 2008
I wsonder if he had plans on becoming a rocket scientist?

Since: Apr 08

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Jul 3, 2008
Truth is stranger than fiction!!

What a moron, and some bleeding heart judge will probably give him probation.
Naxos

United States

#14 Jul 3, 2008
Wow.
The money-quote of the article: "According to police, a 26-year-old woman said the man asked her for a cigarette at Horseshoe Billiards in Lincoln Park/West Duluth about 12:22 a.m. Wednesday. When she went into her purse to get a cigarette, the man grabbed her purse and ran north on 25th Avenue West.

The stolen purse contained a wallet, cell phone, Social Security card, driver's license and photographs, but no credit cards, cash or checks.

At 1:46 a.m., the suspect called police from the woman's cell phone saying he was "jumped" in the 1700 block of West Superior Street.

Officer Schulte responded. She looked at her computer screen and saw that the call originated from the cell phone in the purse that had been reported stolen about 90 minutes earlier.

She asked to see the cell phone and the suspect tried to discreetly drop it and hide it, Boso said."
I post lots of stories of really grisly and horrible crimes, but this is the only one I've seen today that made me laugh!
Coolio

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Jul 3, 2008
We shall overcome.....we shall overcome....someday ay ay ay ay ay...........
Naxos

United States

#16 Jul 3, 2008
Coolio wrote:
We shall overcome.....we shall overcome....someday ay ay ay ay ay..........
It's possible, but unlikely.
johnny

United States

#17 Jul 3, 2008
funny thing is...he may have done it before...
Naxos

United States

#18 Jul 3, 2008
Barebaack Hussein YoMama wrote:
Anybody that keeps a social security card on them is a moron and dumber than the thief.
How do you figure? Any thief stupid enough to try to steal from me has everything he's got coming to him and more.
Once he gets out of the hospital, it's off to court, then prison.
If he lives through the failed-robbery-attempt. Which is most unlikely.
:)

“Above Average White Girl ”

Since: Jun 08

St Paul, MN

#20 Jul 5, 2008
This is exactly how they busted the two punks that slaughtered the mpls woman and son...stupid idiots were dumb enough to make a call from the dead woman's cell phone for a ride out of the crime scene...shame shame shame .....
But this story was funny...gotta admit.
Andy Boso

Saint Cloud, MN

#21 Oct 23, 2008
ha its crazy having my dad tell me about this and then actually reading about it

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