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PoliceLink's Best Of: Stupid Criminals

Kevin Powers | PoliceLink

Deputy Foils Getaway on Motorized Wal-Mart Shopping Cart

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SPRING HILL, FL — It was a getaway that didn’t get very far.

When a Hernando County sheriff’s deputy spotted Jeremiah Reardon at about 1 a.m. Wednesday, Reardon was cruising south on Mariner Boulevard.

The chase didn’t last very long, and was definitely of the slow-speed variety.

Reardon was piloting a motorized shopping cart that he allegedly stole from a Wal-Mart, according to a police report. He was waving a small flashlight in the darkness both as a headlight and as a way to flag down a passing motorist so he could ask for a lift in a somewhat faster vehicle.

The only ride Reardon, 27, was able to snare was to the Hernando County Jail in the back of a police cruiser.

An employee of the Wal-Mart on Cortez Boulevard told deputies she saw Reardon drive the cart off of the store’s property from a rear entrance and head toward Mariner Boulevard, a short distance away. Two store employees ran after him and tried to detain him until deputies arrived.

Reardon told deputies he took the $2,500 shopping cart only because he had a broken leg and couldn’t get a ride to his home on Santee Street in Spring Hill.

A search of Reardon yielded a dozen methadone tablets in a small canister. Deputies said the pills had been prescribed to Reardon’s mother.

Reardon faces charges of grand theft, possession of a controlled substance, and probation violations. He remains in the Hernando County Jail without bond.

[St. Petersburg Times via YellowBrix]

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    HEYSARGE

    about 4 years ago

    16708 Comments

    Perfect!!

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    gcoleman

    about 4 years ago

    2442 Comments

    Bar stool DUI guy and Clear tape mask robber guy are the best> Many funny stupid criminals!

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    HUMILDE

    about 4 years ago

    52 Comments

    lol very funny

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    bluedreamer90

    about 4 years ago

    8 Comments

    haha
    "I'm smooth"
    lol wow you gotta love people

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    Highland2010

    about 4 years ago

    128 Comments

    holy, haha i would love the opportunity to see one of these idiots first hand.

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    Anonymous

    about 4 years ago

    I loved that tape mask and the beer carton,that was epic. That's creativity.

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    fwpd_anderson

    about 4 years ago

    78 Comments

    Thank God for stupidity. It ensures job security...

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    Glennberg

    about 4 years ago

    150 Comments

    that was awesome....lmao!

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    Ahi

    about 4 years ago

    1990 Comments

    ha ha, there were definitely some good laughs

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    Anonymous

    over 5 years ago

    Funny!! Also go to Videos, and put in the search engine. "The Love Boat". up will come one of the funniest videos of things that happen to people while boating. It will make you cry, seriously...Enjoy.

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    Anonymous

    over 5 years ago

    wow! i needed this...made me laugh so hard!

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    Straightshooter

    over 5 years ago

    1708 Comments

    It seems like there is always a contest between dumb and dumber. This time just plain dumb won.

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    kkeeton

    over 5 years ago

    2 Comments

    Gives new meaning to the expression "That guy is about as smart as a box of rocks or yes... box of beer." What was he going to do with his plastic "weapon"? Wrap someone to death?

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    Jbrown911

    over 5 years ago

    112 Comments

    I wonder if he ever got his OJ? haha He needed to be locked up for calling 911 for some mess like that. It people like him who waste our tax dollars.

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    ageorge882002

    over 5 years ago

    252 Comments

    Does he mean smooth like ex lax? As in SMOOTH MOVE EX-LAX It's obvious that this guy didnt have any brains. Blessing's All... Armlda

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