Some criminals will not make history. Here are some cases that have caught our attention in the past year and are proof that the perfect crime really does not exist.
THEY DON’T EVEN RUN AWAY
Two men who would have lured a restaurant delivery man into a kind of ambush to steal his money do not seem to have thought too long about the “after” part of their plan, since they did not even see fit to take the escape. After charging his “client”, the delivery man went out, but a suspect was waiting for him with a gun. The delivery man started the race and his attacker started shooting him, hitting him twice. The victim was still able to drag himself to his vehicle to call for help while the shooter returned … to the apartment where the delivery had taken place. The Montreal police only had to pick up the geniuses of the crime: Justin Morris Clark, 31, and Yan Hébert-Gagnon, 33.
ONE IS BAD, TWO IS WORSE
A sexagenarian from Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pérade had the brilliant idea of driving drunk twice rather than once in a week, being arrested by the same police officer. He was caught on Route 138 for the first time, with more than three times the legal limit in his blood. Her license was suspended for 90 days. Two days later, he showed up – by car – at the Sûreté du Québec station for explanations. However, he was again drunk and was arrested by the same police officer.
NOT PREPARED FOR TWO PENNIES
After breaking down on route 117 not far from Mont-Tremblant and without money on him, a sixty-something man had to go hunting for empty cans last June to fill the tank of the 2011 Subaru Forester he had just stolen . After picking up twenty, worth the glorious sum of $ 1, he was able to get a little less than a liter in a can. To make matters worse for him, the police were already on the scene when he returned to the vehicle, ready to shut him up.
THREE TAKEN AGAINST HIM ON LEAVING
A driver who hoped not to be pinned after causing a serious collision in downtown Montreal had three shots taken against him when he left. He said his vehicle was stolen, but the accident was captured by a surveillance camera. In addition, when he showed up at the police station … he was wearing the same clothes as at the time of the collision. Finally, the investigation made it possible to locate the accused’s cell phone at the scene of the accident. Not surprisingly, Trevonn Dale Morlese, 26, was convicted of dangerous driving, hit and run and public mischief on December 16.
DRUNK, HE RUSHES INTO HIS OWN HOUSE
A man from La Baie may consider himself happy that he had not injured anyone by stamping his own house, when he had the nasty idea of taking his vehicle for a drink. The 58-year-old driver buried his car under his mobile home in such a way that firefighters even had to intervene to free it. The offender escaped with simple scratches.
THE PROOF IN HIS CAR
A man from Quebec, who had stolen for nearly $ 3,000 in LEGO boxes during a trip to department stores, had no choice but to plead guilty after being intercepted at the exit of the Toys R Us de Boisbriand.
In fact, the police not only found his loot from around fifty boxes of toys in his vehicle, but also from “accounting related to fraud”.
Éric Cyr, 34, therefore admitted the facts and was sentenced to two years of probation and 150 hours of community service.
In mid-December, the stolen toys were handed over to the DPJ des Laurentides in order to delight disadvantaged children.
SIX YEARS IN JAIL BECAUSE HE MISBEHAVES
A Quebecer may have had to revise his Highway Safety Code before embarking on a journey to the United States to import $ 6 million of coke into the country. Larbi Benkaddour has only him to blame for his arrest, because it was his bad behavior that made him run to his loss, after he had made several changes to prohibited lanes … under the eyes of American patrolmen . Having caught the officers’ suspicions, they searched his silver Chrysler 300 for 75 kilos of cocaine. Benkaddour, who previously served as a city councilor at L’Ange-Gardien, from 2009 to 2013, was sentenced in January to serve six years in prison in Ohio.