Friday, December 16, 2011

Stupid Is As Stupid Does

'Tis the season of stolen baby Jesus statues. It happens every year. Individuals with nothing constructive to do take up stealing religious statues from area yards and business. Earlier this week an 80 pound statue was stolen from a local shopping megaplex. The figure is valued at more than $200, which means the culprit could be charged with grand larceny, which is a felony. Today, police recovered the statue.
A citizen provided vital information to police, which led to the identification of the primary suspect in the case.  The suspect, a 25 year old female from Spotsylvania County, had uploaded a picture of the stolen Christ child on her Facebook page, and the concerned citizen printed the image and the related comments before the Facebook post was removed. 

It's bad enough that a 25 year old hasn't matured past juvenile pranks, but that she is stupid enough to post pictures of the stolen item on her Facebook page is a real head slapper. The article goes on to state that charges are pending. Can someone be charged with being an idiot?

2 comments:

  1. One way to fix stupid is to have an exemplar of the consequences.

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  2. A few years ago someone burglarized our store and stole over $10,000 worth of goods which only a fraction was returned when he was caught. Then there was the damage to the door (the frame had to be replaced, not cheap). The penalty? Two years probation even with prior drug convictions. No restitution.

    This was Spotsylvania County though, which has been in my experience, notoriously light on punishment. Unless your inspection sticker on your car is out of date, because if it is, you better watch out!

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