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Stupid Case File for January 6, 2006

Tip: Make Sure Getaway Van Starts Before You Rob!

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ROCKFORD, IL - This would-be robber probably is not cut out for a life in crime.About 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Shawn D. Farr, 18, of Rockford parked his trusty getaway van outside the front door of the Stop-N-Shop gas station and convenience store, 2501 Huffman Blvd., and entered the business wearing a dark ski mask.

It wasn't clear what demands, if any, were made before a delivery man entered the store through a rear door and startled Farr. Police said Farr fled to his van only to find it wouldn't immediately start.

Employees at the store jotted down the van's license plate number and called police.

Police located Farr and his vehicle in the 1400 block of North Church Street where a short foot chase ensued. He was arrested on a charge of attempted armed robbery and resisting police. The armed robbery charge stems from the recovery of a knife.Farr also was found to be wanted on two warrants, and detectives linked him to a residential burglary that occurred in December in the 3000 block of Searles Avenue. In connection with that crime, Farr was charged with residential burglary and criminal damage to property. Farr was being held in the Winnebago County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bond.


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January 10, 2006 6:28 PM  
Blogger Mr. Erik said...

I live in Roscoe, Illious. Thats not to Far from RockFord and i love the site

January 10, 2006 6:28 PM  
Blogger Al said...

Congratulations on being added to the "Blogs Of Note" list on Blogger! Some good stuff, you'll be added to my links on Boogers4brains.

January 10, 2006 6:45 PM  
Blogger Maddy said...

Hilarious site - fun!

January 10, 2006 6:53 PM  
Blogger Prometheus said...

what a waste... should have done his homework properly

and again... congratulations... for being added in the blogs of note... its an honour that your site surely deserves

January 10, 2006 7:17 PM  
Blogger Evangelist said...

Great site!

I can't help but laugh but somehow I feel guilty laughing at these people.

January 10, 2006 7:21 PM  
Blogger Jamey said...

What a great topic to devote a blog to. Very entertaining and amusing.

January 10, 2006 7:31 PM  
Blogger Demi Ray said...

Great idea! It balances out the front pages full of smart criminals..


January 10, 2006 7:42 PM  
Blogger Shaun said...

That's hillarious...


January 10, 2006 8:47 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

This reminds me of the DUH NEWS which SNL used to do a few years back!

Great site.

January 10, 2006 8:57 PM  
Blogger Scout Lynche said...

great site....soooooo funny. Where do you get this stuff?

January 10, 2006 10:50 PM  
Blogger KathyMarie said...

How weird--I'm from Rockford and saw this post on the first time I hit your site. Nice power.

January 10, 2006 11:34 PM  
Blogger Trish said...

Hilarious Site! Congrats on making it on "Blogs to Note". Will be adding this site to my daily reads :) Keep up the great work!

January 11, 2006 12:04 AM  
Blogger Eva said...

Great blog! Along the same lines of your stupid criminal news, here's a site I like to read that has funny and weird news (it's clean!) http://www.snopes.com/daily/index.asp.


January 11, 2006 2:43 AM  
Blogger riso said...

obvoiusly, he had never seen movies before...

January 11, 2006 6:30 AM  
Blogger Uncle Ford said...

They should make a movie from these stories.

January 11, 2006 7:27 AM  
Blogger peachy said...

your site is so funny keep the stories coming.

January 11, 2006 9:21 AM  
Blogger Cute Indian Girl said...

Very Intersting Blog Site.
Just adding to my bookmarks and will be checking back often.

Indian Girl

January 11, 2006 9:59 AM  
Blogger Bangalore City News said...

I enjoyed Reading your Blog. This one was one of the Best I read today. Thank you
I just added your blog to my book marks and will be checking back often.


January 11, 2006 10:18 AM  
Blogger JODSTER said...

These things happen. Stupid. Very Stupid..

January 11, 2006 10:40 AM  
Blogger Useless Man said...

This guy is almost as useless as me! Except, we won't resort to crime...

January 11, 2006 10:42 AM  
Blogger Ayman said...

this is some good stuff. i will put this on my blog for people to come check out. keep it up man.

January 11, 2006 11:51 AM  
Blogger True Redneck said...

off da dizzle yo

January 11, 2006 12:28 PM  
Blogger P E double G Y said...

if he was smart, he should have left the van running while he went in to rob, eh?
but i guess then he would be up for our amusement so kudos to him for being stupid!

great read, bookmarkin ya as we speak!

January 11, 2006 12:41 PM  
Blogger Hexter said...

A good blog well worth bookmarking a thumbs up

January 11, 2006 2:39 PM  
Blogger Thiago Forrest Gump said...

The crime does not compensate!

January 11, 2006 7:34 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

I came across your blog from listing of "Blogs of Note." These types of articles always crack me up. I just had to put your blog as a link on my sidebar. The article you have posted back in September, "Manual Transmission Foils Carjacker," I worked at the place of business it happened at. The victim was a coworker of mine. Thanks for the laughs!

January 11, 2006 8:25 PM  
Blogger OhSoJoe said...

Isn't that life lesson # 12, or something like that!

January 13, 2006 10:11 PM  

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