Thursday, January 11, 2007

Man Calls 911 After Mischief Goes Awry

Poetic justice... or just a dumb crook? You decide.

From the Star Telegram:


A vandalism suspect who told police that he had been drinking "way too much" almost sliced off his finger Monday night when he tried to slash a tire on a van on Timberline Drive.

Police found the 23-year-old Grapevine man with his right pinkie cut through the bone...

...He is expected to be arrested on suspicion of criminal mischief after he leaves the hospital.
You know he had to be a bloody mess, and the responding officers got a good laugh out of his situation. He is blaming his actions on alcohol, but he had the presence of mind to call 911 when his finger was flopping and blood was spurting.

Investigators found about $150 damage to one tire. But the large folding knife the man was using closed on his finger when he tried to slash a second tire, police said.

"He said it was a stupid move," Grapevine police Sgt. Bob Murphy said.
Stupid yes, but also malicious. I hope he gets a good spanking by the judge for this bit of "criminal mischief".

Lesson learned: If your carry knife is a folder, make sure it is a quality knife with a good locking device to prevent something like this from happening to you during your lawful use of the knife.

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