Friday, April 13, 2012

Up In Smoke

My Pro Se series usually focuses on defendants.  But sometimes, the police need to get involved.

Here's the best story of late.

Suspect robs victim of a cigar (meaning suspect punches victim and takes the cigar.  A robbery by definition, but it may not remain one when our office sees it).  Suspect is found ten minutes later carrying the same brand of cigar the victim described.  Suspect is brought back to the precinct for questioning.

During questioning the police ask if the suspect wants anything.  He says he can really use a smoke.  A cigar if they have one.  Sure, the police say.  We've got one.  What about that one you came in with?

And that was the end of the possession of stolen property charge.

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