Monday, June 15, 2009

Doofus Of The Day #227

Today's Doofus is Jamar Weldon of South Carolina. A secondary Doofus award goes to his associate.

Two Rock Hill teens were charged Monday in an early morning robbery after one of them accidentally shot himself, deputies say.

Around 4:45 a.m., a man approached a bread delivery driver behind Harris Teeter on Celanese Road and asked for directions to Taylor Oaks, according to a York County Sheriff's Office report. Then, another man came from behind a dumpster, holding a knife and asking for money, the report states.

The man who asked for directions put a bandanna over his face and pulled out what looked like a sawed-off shotgun, said Lt. Tim Hager of the York County Sheriff's Office.

The delivery driver told deputies he started backing away from the men and said he didn't have any money, the report states. The driver threw his wallet at the men and backed into the store to call police, the report states.

“They took about $300 and took off running,” Hager said.

While deputies were at the grocery store investigating the armed robbery, police received a call from near Harlinsdale Drive that someone had been shot, the report states.

Caller Lewis Huffstetler, 18, told police he and his friend, Jamar Herman Weldon, 18, were robbed behind the Harris Teeter by a bread delivery driver and that Weldon had been shot.

But Hager said it appears Weldon accidentally shot himself in the knee area. He was taken to Carolinas Medical Center. His condition is unknown.

Rock Hill police and York County deputies found two sweatshirts matching the description of clothing worn in the robbery, a gun and money near where the teens were located, according to the report.

There's more at the link.

I daresay the Rock Hill police are absolutely delighted at the co-operation they received from Mr. Weldon. Shooting oneself to make it easier to catch one must surely rank high in terms of assisting the police!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Clearly a candidate for a future Darwin award.