This Week in Stupid
Police chases don't always end well (that guy in the picture does not look like he's having fun), but this week we found a few fast-moving suspects who lived to tell an entertaining story:
An accused child molester from Racine, Wis., was in court last Friday because he cut off his electronic monitoring ankle bracelet so he could appear on "The Jerry Springer Show" last fall. Mario Sims, 21, had been out of jail on bond awaiting trial on 2004 charges of child enticement and sexual assault of a child when he cut off the bracelet and took a limo provided by The Springer Show to Chicago. He was on the show because he wanted to marry his baby's mama, who, of course, was also his half-sister. (Thanks Dan!)
A 26-year-old Chicago woman was in federal court this week after her attempted robbery of a LaSalle Bank in the Loop went wrong. Phelicia Van walked into the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money, and then when she tried to leave, security guards trapped her in the revolving door.
Finally, on Tuesday, a Valparaiso teenager was clocked driving 93 m.p.h. in his Mustang (badass!). He told the policeman that he was driving that fast because had gone to buy an energy drink and didn't want to miss the school bus.
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