Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Criminals Don't Have to Be Geniuses

I’m sure you've heard the saying, “Criminals don’t have to be geniuses.” And that’s true. But if they’re too dumb...they get caught.

The other day I was driving Ariel to her violin lesson (Luke had the van and Ariel doesn’t know how to drive a stick-shift). We turned left at an intersection next to a private school. While waiting to make my turn, I noticed that a house across the street from the school had an EPB (electric and cable company) truck and a police car in the driveway. Hmmm. That’s odd.

I put it out of my mind and went to violin lessons. After the lessons, we retraced our route home. As we neared the intersection, I noticed a policeman was directing the traffic. Even odder...

I looked over at the house. Now a police car was pulled diagonally across the lawn. In the driveway was a big vehicle. Plastered on the side was the logo: Anti-meth enforcement. Right. It was a meth house.

A meth house across the street from a school—how stupid is that? Doesn’t that up the felony status and jail time? Hello!? Couldn’t they find a “safer” place?

And even stupider still, the meth house was only two doors down from the house where the local police officer of the K-9 unit lives—his dog lives with him! Can you say “uber-stupid?” One walk past that meth house and the dog would have had a conniption.

Nope, criminal don’t have to be geniuses. But it sure helps us if they’re idiots.


  1. I was one of the first to hear this story, right from Mrs. Kellers mouth!!


  2. I think the dealer was using too much of his own product.

  3. I bet this led to a wonderful, heartfelt discussion. "Ariel, dont do drugs. You wouldnt be able to do encryptions any more."

    Grace Duke

  4. Haha! I can just imagine that officer walking by with his dog, with the dog carrying on and going crazy. I love "dumb criminal" stories. :)