Purse Snatcher Tries To Ransom Mobile Phone Back To Owner... For $185,000

from the perhaps-he-should-plead-insanity dept

This one fall into the stupid criminal files. A guy who attacked a woman and ended up stealing her purse and mobile phone later tried to ransom the phone back to her for $185,000, a number he seemed to have picked out of thin air (found via The Raw Feed). Apparently, the ridiculousness of the request soon became apparent, as he was quickly negotiated down to $200 ransom. Of course the whole negotiation was taken place with police listening, and so it was the police who greeted him at the transaction location, rather than a woman with $200. The guy's now in jail. If the judge had a sense of humor, he would have set bail at $185,000, rather than $100,000, while also pointing out that he wouldn't negotiate down to $200.
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  • identicon
    Chuck Norris' Enemy (deceased), 18 Oct 2007 @ 11:20am

    Some just don't have it...

    Logic would tell a robber that, hey, I just stole a ladies purse and cell phone. One, who's phone is she calling from and two where is she gonna get the $200, I am holding her purse in my hands. I would bet the extra zeros came from the visual effect of the wall-eye.

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    Danny, 18 Oct 2007 @ 11:21am

    The only way...

    this could be funnier is if the attacker sued the woman for entrapment or something and was asking for $185K in "irrerparable damages".

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    Ajax 4Hire, 18 Oct 2007 @ 11:25am

    For the love of money is the root

    of all evil.

    Greed will catch the best of crooks.

    Bears make money, Bulls make money, Hogs get slaughtered.
    Don't get greedy and you won't get caught.

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    austin p, 18 Oct 2007 @ 11:36am

    he should have had her wire the money to his swiss bank account.

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  • identicon
    JS Beckerist, 18 Oct 2007 @ 12:42pm

    or...

    He should have blanked the phone and sold it, provided it wasn't a cheapy...

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    Chris S., 18 Oct 2007 @ 12:59pm

    Notch for the TARD's

    This does just go to show how retarded people have become. This ID10T stole her purse and cell, assuming her credit cards and any cash she did have was/is in her purse, and then he demands ransom??
    Phone call from crook to lady (Fly on the wall to hear convo):
    "Hey lady if you ever want to see your phone again...bring me all your cash and credit cards! Oh and swing by Starbucks to get me a Venti White Chocolate Mocha since you are going to be in the area, cool thanks."

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  • identicon
    DLW, 18 Oct 2007 @ 1:55pm

    Must have been..

    .. one of those unlocked iPhones.

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  • identicon
    Asmodeus, 18 Oct 2007 @ 2:10pm

    All I can say is...

    Wow. *shakes his head*



    Asmo

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