January 2, 2015

For the annals of stupidity.

"A Florida couple who were high on drugs spent two days believing they were trapped in a janitors closet and eventually called 911 for help, only to be told by police they could have just opened the door themselves."

The woman's mugshot is a classic:

47 comments:

dhagood said...

jeez, what a stupid tattoo.

Heartless Aztec said...

Well we know where she makes money.

Chef Mojo said...

@surfed:

Heh.

Ambrose said...

At least it's a good story to tell....

Chef Mojo said...

Folks like that have obviously checked out of society.

Nowhere to go but down.


Yeah. I went there.

The Cracker Emcee Refulgent said...

I know it's cruel, un-Christian, and judgemental but there's some people who could just be flushed.

Rusty said...

As soon as you read "Florida couple" you just know it's going to be something criminal and stupid.

The Godfather said...

OK, so we can agree that these people are crazy. What do we as a society do about them? What we have done in their case is not much. It seems they've been in the "criminal justice system". We have neither changed them nor chained them.

Perhaps there's a treatment that, in a substantial percentage of cases, would cure people like this, so that they could become normal members of society.

Or perhaps not.

Or perhaps such a treatment would be VERY expensive.

I guess we can laugh at them. If there isn't anything more that we can do.

Fernandistein said...

Because it's harder to dial 911 than open am unlocked door, I don't believe it; earlier reports are different, e.g.

Pair found, arrested after being locked in closet for two days
"Detectives say the odd thing is they likely could have gotten out of the closet on their own."

cubanbob said...

I know it's cruel, un-Christian, and judgemental but there's some people who could just be flushed."

Cracker that is a tad harsh but I would offer them a choice between sterilization and no jail time or the maximum jail time. Now if by the third time they haven't straightened out and starting flying right then flush the toilet.

John Lynch said...

She is 25.

john said...

I'm glad they let her put on her make-up for the mug shot.

Anonymous said...

Stories like this almost convince me that Woodrow Wilson was right.

Anonymous said...

This is why we conservatives want to keep drugs illegal.

Because every one of us is a ship at sea. And when we don't take care of our ships, they start crashing into one another.

Its wrong to think drugs only harm the users.

walter said...

That's Money...with Jon Edwards.

Ron said...

I see the Yale faculty is no longer in denial about where they make their money...

Bob Boyd said...

There's a lesson in this for all of us.
If you believe something is impossible... etc, etc.

Bob Boyd said...

We need national law requiring 'PUSH' and 'PULL' signs on every door.

Titus said...

Florida is a hideous state.

Heartless Aztec said...

It's a proven fact that gravity causes all the crazies in the U.S. to end up in southern Florida, southern California, southern Texas and N'Orleans. Tis fact. You can look it up.

azbadger said...

Reminds me of the blonde skeleton that was found in a closet. Hide-and-go-seek champ, 1987

traditionalguy said...

Compare her 2013 mug shot to the latest one. That is METH addiction... and no one escapes.

Laslo Spatula said...

I thought the photo was Angelina Jolie.

I am Laslo.

Achilles said...

eric said...
"This is why we conservatives want to keep drugs illegal.

Because every one of us is a ship at sea. And when we don't take care of our ships, they start crashing into one another.

Its wrong to think drugs only harm the users."

Statist thugs whose living is stealing things from people while pretending to be law enforcement are the only people left who support the "War on Drugs." Gun control advocates use criminal activity to push gun control. War on Drug profiteers use drug addicts to strip us of a wide variety of freedoms.

It is cute when you pretend to have other peoples best interests in mind. You are what is wrong with our government.

madAsHell said...

She was found with a hand-written cardboard sign..."Will swallow for money".

Sam L. said...

Michael Jackson look-alike wanna-be?

Alex said...

Now all she has to do is pop out 4-5 babies.

Darrell said...

Just because someone--the cop--said it, doesn't make it true. The handle might have turned when he tried it later, but someone might have unlocked it before he touched it. Like the building manager that came in with the first cops on the scene.

DougWeber said...

And people wonder why the first thing IT asks is "Is it plugged in?"

Anonymous said...

Did no one else immediately think of the Blondstar "ad"?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ch1VlmzXMQ

Clyde said...

At least she wasn't wearing an "I (Heart) Crystal Meth" T-shirt, like one idiot was in The Smoking Gun's Top 25 Mugshots of 2014. And yes, that idiot was arrested for possession of crystal meth.

Clyde said...

@ surfed

I think your idea is pretty close to the mark. It's like precipitates settling out in a solution; normal people settle out in the middle of the country, and the weird people keep moving, until eventually they reach the end of a peninsula and hit water and can't go any farther. This explains Florida (especially Key West), New Orleans, San Francisco, Cape Cod, etc.

jr565 said...

Achilles wrote:
Statist thugs whose living is stealing things from people while pretending to be law enforcement are the only people left who support the "War on Drugs." Gun control advocates use criminal activity to push gun control. War on Drug profiteers use drug addicts to strip us of a wide variety of freedoms.

says the guy who sells pot for a living. and I,m not saying pot is the same as meth when it comes to sales. but then you shouldn't make comparisons between legalizing pot vs legalizing meth. Because there are very good arguments for keeping meth illegal.

jr565 said...

if you legalize something it's regulated. Drugs have to go through trials before being released to the public. When three people,died using Phen Phen they demand it be taken off the market. How then could you ever have a safe meth thet didn't immediately run into those exact problems?
Meth destroys your brains dopamine production and leaves people depressed for decades. Think of the amount of money society will have to pay to then help people overcome meth addiction.
And a meth dealer shouldnt be able to profit from a drug thwt will turn its user into a drug fiend who will become functionally useless simply for his own profit. unless we want to loosen all restrictions on drugs.

jr565 said...

Also, even when we have legal products like cigarettes where vendors can sell them, the anti war on drug extremists still have issues when people sell them illegally. You got the legal sales! But even selling things, but doing so according to the law is too much for you. Even that is nanny statism.

JSD said...

Idiocracy. More proof that human intelligence peaked long long ago. In biblical days, stupid people got killed or just died. Now they just live on, carry EBT cards, have babies and get wacked. It’s only going to get worse.

Rusty said...

"Florida man" decapitated his mother with an axe recently.

Heartless Aztec said...

It's a matter of numbers. In 1970 Florida had about 3 million people. Now it has close to 20 million. The % of whack jobs has risen exponentially. My solution as a 61 year native is an Amendment to the Florida Constitution - as of January 2016 no new resident may have air conditioning and bug spray/insect service They must choose, only being allowed one. Problem solved.

Achilles said...

jr565 said...
"Also, even when we have legal products like cigarettes where vendors can sell them, the anti war on drug extremists still have issues when people sell them illegally. You got the legal sales! But even selling things, but doing so according to the law is too much for you. Even that is nanny statism."

Don't think about what you are saying. Don't look at the unintended consequences of stripping the rights of millions because of the actions of a few thousands. Oh and throw in a couple straw men while you are at it.

That is a good little sheeple.

I believe there are better ways to reduce meth use than arrest, imprisonment, and asset confiscation for users. The problem is the users are usually dumb and desperate and easy to catch so our enforcement focuses on them. The people who cook it and sell it are smart, rich and violent. But again this is used to justify "no-knock" raids. They use procedures that we stopped using overseas because civilians got hurt. There are constitutional ways to combat meth use. There just isn't enough opportunity to steal other people's stuff.

NorthOfTheOneOhOne said...

surfed said...

It's a proven fact that gravity causes all the crazies in the U.S. to end up in southern Florida, southern California, southern Texas and N'Orleans. Tis fact. You can look it up.

Nah! Sunbelt crazies just don't have to worry about freezing to death in the winter, that's all.

Leon said...

It's also possible they only thought it'd been 2 days. They were after all on grade A drugs.

jr565 said...
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jr565 said...

Achilles wrote:
I believe there are better ways to reduce meth use than arrest, imprisonment, and asset confiscation for users.

How about arrest, imprisonment and asset confiscation for sellers?

furious_a said...

surfed said...
It's a proven fact that gravity causes all the crazies in the U.S. to end up in southern Florida, southern California, southern Texas and N'Orleans


Unless the crazies want to either pick winter vegetables, lay pipe or herd cattle, there's nothing for'em in South Texas and besides, the Welfare don'pay so good.

ken in tx said...

Here in Austin, which is not south Texas, it's central Texas, we have a bunch of them. Every major intersection, exit and on ramp to the various expressways has two or more beggars with signs standing there. They look kind of like these folks.

Back in Greenville, SC, where I just moved from, there was a publication called Jailbirds which published local mug shots. The clerk in my liquor store said that almost all of them were regular customers of her's.

I suspect the same is true of these intersection beggars in Austin.

Achilles said...

jr565 said...
Achilles wrote:
"I believe there are better ways to reduce meth use than arrest, imprisonment, and asset confiscation for users.

How about arrest, imprisonment and asset confiscation for sellers?"

But it never works that way as I addressed in my post. The confiscators aren't interested in helping society, they just want to confiscate whatever they can get a hold of.

kjbe said...

But for the Grace of God go I.