Law Enforcement is Not Difficult

Who said that law enforcement is a difficult job?
Two pranksters from Evesham were arrested after accidentally locking themselves in a Pennsylvania constable's van in Delaware County early Saturday, police in Radnor, Pa., said.

Ryan Letchford, 21, and Jeffrey Olson, 22, left a party at a condominium complex with a friend and somehow got into a constable's vehicle on East Lancaster Avenue to take phony "arrest" photographs of themselves, police said.


The joke was over when the men could not undo the childproof locks that had snapped into place, forcing the friend to call 911 at 3:57 a.m., police said.

The interior of the van was damaged as the men frantically attempted to free themselves, according to Michael Connor, constable for the township....

Letchford and Olson were charged with criminal attempt to commit theft from a motor vehicle, public drunkenness and criminal mischief.

After reading this, I envision a new crime fighting strategy: park law enforcement vans around communities and let law breakers lock themselves inside.

What do you think?

At least it worked in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

14 comments:

Miranda Hardy said...

This is hilarious! I'm all for the idea. Let the criminals arrest themselves.

The Blonde Duck said...

That's crazy!

Brian Miller said...

haha...if only all crooks were that dumb....

Clarissa Draper said...

That's so funny! I think you're on to something. Here in Mexico, my vehicle has been broken into twice but usually I leave the doors unlocked. It's cheaper for me to let the kids rummage through the van and find nothing rather than have them break a window.

J. J. in Phila said...

I have a friend how locked herself in her uncle's, a Philadelphia Police Officer, handcuffs, before realizing that he didn't have a key with him.

It must be Southeast Pennsylvania thing. :)

Caryn Caldwell said...

That's hilarious! What on earth were they thinking? Oh. That's right. They weren't thinking.

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

DOH!

Holly Lefevre said...

Too funny. I like your idea...some people would fall for anything..Ha, ha!

ladyfi said...

OK - that is too funny!

Jennifer Hillier said...

Wow. That's just... embarrassing. All I can do is shake my head.

Maxi said...

Great idea Slam. May stop small-time criminanls from becoming big-time inmates.

secret agent woman said...

Silly guys.

CL Beck, author said...

Seems like the drinking they'd done might have had a little something to do with pulling such a dumb stunt!

Lisa said...

Not the sharpest crayons in the box now, are they?