Saturday, August 10, 2019

Dumb Criminals Strike Again!

I have always been amazed and somewhat amused by criminals who do really stupid things for really small rewards. This could be a school board member who agrees to take a $200 bribe in order to steer business to a favored company and ends up serving 10 years in prison as a result. 

Or in this case I was wondering why, at a time when gasoline is not cheap, a woman would apparently decide to drive roughly 35 miles from Garden City, Michigan to Pittsfield Township, Michigan in order to attempt to snatch a purse from a 93 year old woman.

A Garden City woman has been charged with stealing a purse from a 93-year-old woman in a Pittsfield Township parking lot, according to authorities. Police said the incident happened at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the 3000 block of Packard Road in Pittsfield Township.
The 93-year-old woman was in the parking lot of a business when Alyssa Schmidt, 31, of Garden City, approached and pulled her purse off her shoulder, officials said. Schmidt got in a vehicle and fled the parking lot, according to authorities.

The 93-year-old was not injured, police said. Investigators identified Schmidt, arrested her and took her to the Washtenaw County Jail.  She was arraigned Wednesday on one count of larceny from a person, a 10-year felony, and three counts of stealing/retaining a financial transaction device without consent, a four-year felony.


That just doesn't seem very smart to me. I wonder if meth, cocaine, heroin, or oxy had something to do with Schmidt's thought process. Because it definitely seems addled. If you can drive 35 miles to rob someone seems like you ought to be able to drive that same distance to a job.
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