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Friday, October 29, 2010

GUEST BLOG: VICTORIA RODER

The Return of the Stupid Criminal


I had fun writing an article about a few criminals that would be better off with a day job. Many people responded to the article with stories of stupid criminals that they had heard about in the news. I thought I would share a few tales of the unbelievable stupidity that people are capable of. A man robbed an electronic store with a bag over his head, but he forgot to take his name tag off his shirt. He worked at the store he attempted to rob. I'm sure everyone has heard of bank robbers that write demand notes on the back of envelopes with their name and address on, or on the back of their own deposit slips. I wonder if anyone asked the clerk to just go ahead and put it in their account.

Criminals can be their own worst enemy. A robbery suspect in California couldn't keep his mouth shut during a lineup. When detectives asked each man in the lineup to repeat the words: "Give me all your money or I'll shoot", the man shouted, "that's not what I said!"

Whenever a husband is killed the first person they investigate is the wife, so a woman really couldn't be this stupid, could she? A woman from Arizona called "Guns For Hire" and informed them she wanted her husband killed. “Guns For Hire” stages gunfights for Western movies. She got 4 ½ years in jail.

Still my personal favorite criminal that is probably making license plates for his career change, is the ex-con intent on robbing someone in New York's Riverside Park. He pulled a fake handgun on two armed police officers in uniform! Please share stupid criminal stories you have heard.

In my action thriller Bolt Action, Detective Leslie Bolt would not have patience for the likes of these criminals. She is a tough talking, gun hoarding, Harley riding investigator. After a childhood of abuse suffered at the hands of her father, Leslie stashes a collection of pistols, revolvers, and even keeps a Browning A-Bolt Stalker Rifle in her broom closet. She is stand-offish and downright rude and having to work a serial murder case with her handsome ex-lover, Detective Lance Kestler doesn't improve her disposition. The body count mounts and Detective Bolt must conquer her own past, as she races to capture the “State Quarter Killer” before her sister is the next victim. Secrets of the past, murder, deception, sexual tension, and the “State Quarter Killer”, BOLT ACTION offers it all!

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Victoria Roder resides in Central Wisconsin with her husband Ron and a house full of misfit pets. She has three grown sons. Victoria enjoys camping, hiking, 3D bow shooting, snowshoeing, and motorcycle riding.

Please visit her website www.victoriaroder.com to learn a little about her.


1 comment:

Victoria Roder said...

Thanks to LASR for having me visit today. If anyone has a short stupid criminal story, feel free to share.