Division III: Strip Club Con Nets Bowling Alley Caper (Can't make this stuff up)
Wilcoxon burgled a bowling alley. He didn’t hamburgle it, which is strictly reserved for McDonald’s. Now, this place had been the subject of other break ins. This is where the story gets awesome!
On that earlier occasion, a man wearing a black plastic bag over his body had entered the building after hours and cut the power to the building's surveillance system by throwing a breaker switch.2 The "popping" ofthe electricity awakened Eric Glasson, a man who frequented Lancer Lanes and did odd jobs at the establishment in exchange for food. He had fallen asleep while watching television with the lights on. Glasson fled the building when the lights went out. His flight alerted the "bagman" burglar that the building was occupied. The bagman also fled without taking any property.
Picture that. Man who does odd jobs for food falls asleep after hours watching TV, and probably shouldn’t still be there. Lights go out and he runs for it. His running for it startles a man wearing a trash bag, who also runs for it. WHY IS THERE NO VIDEO OF THIS!?
It gets better. Defendant (and presumed trash bag guy) invites odd-job food guy and other bowling alley employees to the strip club. He then takes off leaving them at the strip club and doesn’t come back.
During that time, guess what bowling alley was robbed. How much? $29,074.
Holy schneikies! How about you make a bank deposit!
Anyhow, the rest of the case is just some stuff about not splitting the trials and evidence from one guy that he was on the phone with another guy during the robbery, and cell phone data showed that guy was talking to Wllcoxon, who was actually performing the robbery.
The case was affirmed.
Also, if some strange guy invites you to the strip club, be wary of his intentions.
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