Our Brilliant Criminal of the day today is 48 year old Paul Robert Cantrell. I’m guessing he goes by the familiar form of his middle name or “Bob”… probably with two Os.
The beginning of the end for Bob’s life of crime all started when Bob snatched the purse of a woman who was able not only to call the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to report a robbery, but a woman who was able to give a pretty good description of “Bob the Perp’s” Dark Grey Nissan Maxima getaway car.
Just minutes after reporting the crime, Deputies spotted Bob’s Maxima headed south on US Highway 59 like its driver had recently eaten a red-hot burrito that was barking to get out… with no restroom in sight. When police turned their party lights on to effect a stop I’m guessing that Bob, with buttocks clenched, made the same bad choice that most Brilliant Criminals make – To try and out run the gendarme’s radio. Due to Bob’s mad driving skills, it was only a matter of minutes before he rearranged the front end of his Nissan Maxima against a concrete highway barrier.
Now, with his getaway car out of commission, Bob tried his luck with his cross-country running skills… sadly for Bob, his track abilities were not quite as good as his driving skills, and Deputies had read Bob his rights and cuffed him faster than he could say “You’ve got the wrong man!’
Deputies found six different purses that Bob probably claimed were his, but a plethora of IDs inside the purses indicated otherwise. Bob was charged with robbery (a second degree felony), evading in a motor vehicle (a third degree felony) and fraudulent use and/or possession of ID information (another second degree felony). Add to this the fact that Bob has two felony warrants out of Polk Country and he is currently on parole for other crimes and Bob will probably be celebrating his next few Christmas’s behind bars (where instead of preying on women he will probably be the women if you know what I mean).
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