Category Archives: Felons Behaving Badly

His retirement plan sucks

I’m guessing he didn’t put enough money in his 501K, so his plan is to live in State housing.

Police arrested a  man accused of robbing a northwest Charlotte bank last week.

At a time when most people are looking ahead to retirement, this guy is trying to get himself locked up.


Why wasn’t he in prison for the two felony convictions a little over a year ago?

I suspect you’ll find a few suspects among the convicts

People who commit one crime will frequently commit another.

A woman already in a North Carolina prison was indicted Tuesday in the brutal murder of a 74-year-old retired Durham firefighter.

She’s in prison right now on a probation revocation from her last felony.


There’s an aphorism about leopards and spots that seems to fit here.

And he was walking around free

It sounds so pedestrian at first.

The murder suspect in last week’s standoff with authorities  has been released from the hospital.

He’s accused of murdering a friend and then taking potshots at the police until they shot him. But here’s the rest of the story.

This is not the first brush with the law that (Suspect) has had. He has had run-ins with authorities since 1972 and has been in and out of prison since 1979.

His most recent conviction was for the murder of his sister Sincere Starr Peterson, in August of 1990.

Along with the murder conviction and multiple incarcerations, (Suspect) has been admitted 28 separate times to institutions for mental problems, according to Cleveland County court house from his 1992 trial.

“He (Suspect) is the product of a broken justice system,” [Cleveland County Sheriff] Norman said in an earlier interview.

Broken? I’d return that Help Desk request stamped “Operating as Designed.” It’s not broken when that’s the way it always works. Broken implies some error of output for a given input. Broken implies a possibility of fixing. This is just business as usual.


So we’ve learned that no matter how crazy and how criminal, they will eventually let the person out to cause more trouble. And they will blame the killings and violent crimes on you and me for owning guns. Because it’s not the crazy criminals, it’s you and I with guns.


Robbing the Wendy’s

All this trouble,

Police say three men worked together in the robbery of a Wendy’s restaurant and the endangerment of several customers on June 13.

And they only got about $300.

Suspect 1

Suspect 2

Suspect 3 was not named in the story.

Suicide by dump truck

Selfish to the end.

The man who was charged with killing his ex-girlfriend in west Mecklenburg County earlier this week died in a hospital Thursday night from injuries sustained in a car crash.

The report indicated he intentionally drove into the opposite lane of traffic on Gold Hill Road and Highway 21 in York County, hitting a dump truck head-on.

And who was this wonderful example of domestic bliss?


Good riddance. But did he have to involve some poor innocent truck driver?

Check out the video on this story. They interview a father and son who were there when the crash happened and tried to save the suspect. Dad’s heroism is in no way diminished by the fact that the suspect didn’t deserve the assistance.

That was a poor choice

It’s generally not a good idea to point a gun at police. Especially after you’ve already shot at them earlier in the day.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police shot and killed a man late Wednesday night who they say shot at officers earlier this week in west Charlotte.

So, was it some crazed Concealed Handgun Permit holder?


Or was it another career criminal who should have been in prison for his last crime but was given a suspended sentence and probation instead.

It’s tough being a “youth”

It’s hard out there for “youths.” You face puberty, a lack of social freedoms, and occasionally you get shot in the back.

A 17-year-old Garner youth was shot in the back outside a house late Tuesday, but his injury was not believed to be life-threatening, police said.

What sort of 17 year old was out on a Tuesday evening at 11:30 PM in a city he didn’t live in?


Undoubtedly he was “minding his own business.”

Didn’t take long to catch him

The time from crime…

Police report that a man robbed the SunTrust Bank branch at 1516 N. Gregson St. on Friday afternoon.

To arrest was only a few hours.


Sounds like the cops were pretty familiar with him.

Robbing the cabbie

There’s something worse about this than merely being a robber.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have arrested two people in connection with the armed robbery of a cab driver early Tuesday morning.

Robbing cab drivers, pizza delivery people, real estate agents, and others who you call to remote locations seems worse to me than robbing random people on the street. There’s an element of luring them into an ambush that really bothers me.

Suspect 2

No surprise that the shooter is a felon.

Robbing the VA

At least it wasn’t actual VA employees this time.

A Cherryville woman has been charged with defrauding the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of more than $22,000.

Police say (Suspect) is the former caretaker of a VA beneficiary.

From May 2012 to December 2013, officials say (Suspect) continued to collect and withdraw benefit deposits with a fraudulently obtained debit card after the beneficiary had died.

And who would do something like this?


Someone who already doesn’t want to follow the law.