Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Doofus Of The Day #742

Today's award goes to a businessman in Arkansas.

A Jonesboro man has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder after police say the intended victim overheard the suspect planning the crime.

Jonesboro police arrested Larry Barnett, 68, on Thursday after being contacted by a Paragould man.

The man told Detective Jason Simpkins he received a phone call at 12:30 p.m. from Barnett.

He said it appeared Barnett had “unknowingly made” the phone call.

The intended victim said he overheard Barnett give another man directions to his home in Paragould.

During the call, which lasted approximately 1.5 hours and was ongoing when he contacted police, the victim said he overheard Barnett say, “I don’t care if you have to burn his house to the ground with him in it.  I don’t care what you have to do, make it look like an accident.”

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Paragould police then went to the complainant’s home and found that it had been burglarized and the gas stove had been tampered with, according to a statement from Sergeant Doug Formon, public information officer for the Jonesboro Police Department.

There's more at the link.

Sounds like a classic case of 'butt-dialing'.  In this case, I bet the victim was glad to receive the call!



Divemedic said...

Who sits there and listens to an hour and a half phone call?

Anonymous said...

Pretty sure murder is one of those industries where it's best to do the job yourself.