Category Archives: Felons Behaving Badly

Tricksters and Confidence Men

I despise con men. At least your armed robber has the honesty to demand your money without trying to trick you out of it.

A Charlotte man was given 64 months in prison Monday for his part in a Ponzi scheme. The man was also ordered to pay $805,150 for restitution.

They should be punished by letting their victim’s relatives beat them with baseball bats.


Yet some idiot out there is probably saying that since it wasn’t a “violent” crime he shouldn’t have to go to prison.

The Iron Pipeline

The State of New York is always complaining that we here in NC are feeding the “Iron Pipeline.” Is this what they’re talking about?

A 32-year-old Raleigh man was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in federal prison Monday for his role in a scheme to use stolen credit card numbers to buy large amounts of relatively cheap North Carolina cigarettes and resell them in New York.

Naturally the criminal has a previous record.


Don’t you think that $5.85 a pack in taxes is a bit excessive?

At what point do we give up on someone?

We hear a lot about prison overcrowding and how we need to reduce our prison population.

Police found a man stabbed to death early Monday in the 1000 block of North Miami Boulevard and were looking for suspects in the homicide, they said.

But we never hear about all the terrible people who are free to roam the streets.


Have you noticed that very frequently the victims are criminals too?

Getting an early start in crime

He stole it, ran from the cops, and ended up crashing.

A robbery suspect was arrested Tuesday after wrecking the stolen vehicle while attempting to exit to South Tryon Street from I-77.

No one ever cares about the victims.


But I can guarantee you that someone is complaining that this poor misunderstood youth shouldn’t be thrown in jail for his crimes.

Robbers got to rob

It’s not so much random crime as it is a lifestyle choice.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police arrested and charged a man and a woman in a several University City area robberies that happened on Jan. 7, Jan. 17, and Jan. 20. A tip to Crime Stoppers about the vehicle driven by the suspects lead to the arrests.

It seems they made their living this way.

Suspect 1

It’s the job he knows how to do.

Indecent liberties

Someone likes to take what he wants.

A Huntersville man has been charged with two counts of indecent liberties with a 14-year-old girl in east Lincoln County.

But then he has a track record of taking things that don’t belong to him.


Some people can’t be fixed.

Another “Craigslist Robbery”

We don’t know if it was Craigslist or some other service, but we’re all familiar with the situation.

Two people were arrested as suspects for robbing a person who met up with them in response to an online cell phone ad Monday afternoon.

You never know who will respond to your ad on Craigslist.

Suspect 2

Some of them aren’t the sort of people you want to meet even in broad daylight.

If you’re going to use Craigslist, here are some basic precautions for you.

Fifteen will get you Twenty

Here’s a sicko

A man from the Statesville area man is facing charges of 28 counts of statutory rape of a 13, 14 or 15-year-old.

She apparently told the school resource officer.


This is a Class B1 Felony, for which the punishment is 16-20 years for the first offense.

Breaking in and stealing guns

Another candidate for neighbor of the year.

Police have charged a man with seven home break-ins in two weeks last October, including one in which three handguns were stolen.

And who breaks into homes and steals guns?


And if those guns had been used in a crime, the gun haters would blame the owners, not the criminals.

Another police involved shooting

It doesn’t look like the Al Sharpton will be organizing a march for this one.

A police officer shot and severely injured a convicted murderer who was stabbing a clerk working the night shift at a QuikTrip convenience store, investigators said.

The incident occurred about 10:30 p.m. Saturday at the QuikTrip on 310 E. Long Ave, which is across from Gastonia Police headquarters and a common stop for Gastonia police officers, according to store clerks.

According to police, Detective Jeff Wooten had just stopped into the convenience store when he saw the night-shift store clerk being attacked by a man with a knife.

He walked in on a stabbing, so he shot the stabber.


He’s already killed at least one person, his own mother. How many more chances does he get?