Today's Doofus is from Florida. Thanks to Bob of The Eagle's Nest for e-mailing the story to me.
Lake County authorities say they have a serial car burglar in custody, one who shocked himself with a Taser and put himself in handcuffs.
Shane Thomas Williams-Allen of Orlando was arrested this week on multiple burglary and grand-theft counts, and the Lake County Sheriff's Office said he may be linked to as many as nine car burglaries around Clermont and Minneola.
And one of the burglaries involved an unmarked Ocoee Police car, the Sheriff's Office said. Stolen from that car were a Taser, an expandable baton, handcuffs, a Glock handgun magazine, a digital camera and a digital recorder.
Williams-Allen, 19, discharged the stolen Taser and shocked himself when he first discovered it, the investigation found.
Last week, he accidentally locked himself up with the handcuffs and had to call authorities to set him free, according to his arrest report. Many of the other stolen items were recovered following his arrest.
There's more at the link.
Hmm. Shocked himself with a Taser? Put himself in handcuffs? If he goes on like this, he'll be putting the police out of their jobs!