Friday, September 5, 2008

Day of the Jackass, Episode 2: Attack of the Clowns

Suspect is assumed to look something like this. I am guessing.

Our brave boys in blue foil yet another devious plot to bring down government. Tragedy was narrowly avoided by the quick detective work of the Capitol Police and this criminal mastermind is now staring at the world from behind iron bars. FoxNews reports on how this complex assassination plan began to unravel:

The man stopped to ask police for directions near the Capitol building at about 11 a.m. EDT Friday, at the intersection of 2nd and Independence Avenue Southeast, according to Capitol Police spokeswoman Sgt. Kimberly Schneider.

The officer responding noticed a rifle case on the car seat and inspected the jeep, discovering the IED, rifle and ammunition. A canine unit was enlisted to help.

So, save for a couple tiny mistakes on the suspect's part, this was clearly the perfect crime. Next time, Google maps and a blanket, maybe? Or even the trunk? That is a good place to prevent cops from seeing your weapons, even if you do need directions.

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