The right to remain stupid

A Rutland, VT, man apparently had a little trouble with the whole concept of "you have the right to remain silent."

Police say Todd A. DeBaise, 42, held up a Mobil station, flashing a hunting knife and fleeing with $505. With witnesses following him, DeBaise tried to persuade a woman in a passing vehicle to give him a ride. When she refused, he jumped on her running board and hung on for several blocks until he fell off. The trailing witnesses then pounced on him and held him until police arrived.

DeBaise told arresting officers, "I was stupid . . . I did a stupid thing." He apologized and said he intended to hurt no one. "I just needed the money."

Extra points: He was legally drunk on rum at the time.

Full story here.

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