Keith Manual arrested for robbing Dallas police station with an imaginary gun
SPOT The Idiot: “I didn’t say nothing like that, I swear to God I didn’t say nothing like that; that’s why they didn’t find no guns on me. Man I play like that all the time, I didn’t think she would take it seriously.”
So says Keithan Manuel, 18, of his appearance in the Dallas police headquarters. Manuel approached the desk and told the officer on duty that he was carrying a gun under a white towel spread over his hands. Manuel asks the officer to hand over all the cash in the station.
Says Police Chief Victor Kemp:
“He said he’d like to check on a warrant, but it was pretty obvious it was a situation … he gave a different name and after a few moments of maybe playing it off he said ‘you do know I have a gun’. At that point he seemed to be very serious,”
Only, he wasn’t. Manuel had no gun. But he is under arrest, charged with robbery.
“This young man wasn’t using his head for sure. You hear of those world’s dumbest criminals every once in a while but you never think it’s gonna happen in your city.”
But, aren’t the police also the dumb ones, arresting a man for being an idiot?