This Week In Stupid
Fake badges, football follies, and a whole lotta weed for this installment of Chicagoist's weekly celebration of stupidity:
- On Monday, an ex-IDOT employee was sentenced to three years in prison for impersonating a police officer. Back in April, he tried to conduct his own traffic stop on I-55, pulling over a car, flashing his IDOT badge, then attacking the driver.
- Also on Monday, an Algonquin school bus driver dropped off a 6-year old developmentally disabled student outside an elementary school-- where no adults were around--instead of taking him home after school.
- This isn't so much stupid, just amazing: on Thursday a Florida man was arrested at Union Station with 30 pounds of marijuana he planned to take back to Miami.
- From the Don't They Have Anything Better To Do Desk, State Rep. Tom Cross wants the Illinois Legislature to name the '85 Bears the Greatest Football Team of All Time. That should solve it once and for all, right?
- Finally, a Chicago police officer was charged with drug possession and distribution Friday. Refusing to be topped by the Union Station mule, he was caught buying 50 pounds of marijuana. He is also suspected of dealing steroids and cocaine.