Our Brilliant Criminal of the day today is the less-than-honorable James Raymond Shipp or Jimmy for short. It seems that this past Saturday a Deputy Constable tried to pull over the gray truck Jimmy was driving for expired registration.
Now, like most people I am no saint, and have been on occasion guilty of driving with expired tags. Like most people, I also pull over when those flashing red lights turn on behind me… as the alternative is always way more expensive and usually way more inconvenient (were talking jail time).
With the number of crimes James has committed in the past, most people would assume that James would know better than to try and ditch the long arm of the Deputy’s radio, but alas, I guess I give way too much credit to the mental prowess of Brilliant Criminals.
Jimmy put the pedal to the metal – First running a red light, then recklessly swerving in and out of traffic while trying to ditch the red flashing lights. It was only a matter of time before Jimmy began to show off his mad Brilliant Criminal driving skills by crashing through the backyard fence of a residence, taking out a light pole, and a telephone box… Plus, he destroyed the pickup truck he was driving!
I would have felt a little better if Jimmy had destroyed his truck with his antics, but no, the truck he was driving was stolen, and someone else is paying the price for Jimmy’s stupidity. Jimmy has two felony warrants for Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle and Unlawful Carry of a Weapon by a Felon. Additional charges are another Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle, plus two counts of Unauthorized Carry of Weapon by a Felon… Oh yeah, and Evading in Vehicle. The good news is that hopefully these charges will keep Jimmy busy for 3 to 5 years!
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