8 Dumbest Florida Criminals of the Month of August
6. Robbers All Set to Fight Their Charges Foiled When a Note About the Crime They Committed Is Discovered... in the Courtroom
Three men were in court to defend themselves against home invasion and armed robbery charges when a deputy noticed one of the suspects digging into his jumpsuit pocket.
When the officer asked the man what he was doing, the suspect said he was looking for a letter from his attorney.
Deputy Joseph Kastor then found a note in the jury box and, as he inspected it, noticed that it was written by one of the suspects telling the others what to say to get their stories straight for trial.
And since the jig was obviously up, all three codefendants decided to forgo trial and changed their pleas to guilty.
OK, so this one isn't a criminal (BE SURE TO SEND YOUR ANGRY EMAILS TO OUR EDITOR), but it's a tale that must be told. Only because, holy crap!
Erik Norrie, a longtime Largo fisherman and businessman, was
1.) Struck by lightning
2.) Bitten by a rattlesnake
3.) Punched by a monkey
4.) Punched by a monkey, again
5.) Bitten by a shark
He also might have married the meanest lady ever.