Sunday, December 30, 2007

Who Knew Armed Robbery Could Be So Funny?

Two wrongs don't necessarily make a right, but in this case, they do provide a significant dose of comic ... er ... make that karmic relief.

Wrong Address Backfires On Robbery Suspect

NEW BEDFORD (WBZ) ― What was initially thought of as a fool-proof plan completely backfired on one robbery suspect in New Bedford.

Daniel Cabral, 22, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with burglarizing a UMass Dartmouth building. Police say he gave police a false home address when he was taken into custody.

Cabral was arraigned and released until his next court date.

Hours after his arraignment, he was robbed at gunpoint while walking home from a bar. When Cabral reported the robbery to police, he gave them his real address instead of the phony address he had given earlier.

Police obtained a search warrant for Cabral's real address and allegedly found the computer equipment that had been taken from the UMass building.

Police say they also found power tools that were reported missing from a local theater.

Cabral was arraigned again on Thursday and held on $5,000 bail.