Saturday, February 8, 2014

Doofus Of The Day #752

Today's prize goes to a witless, hapless, and now possibly nutless criminal in Portland, Oregon.

Joseph Johnson, 40, has been released from the hospital and booked into the Multnomah County Jail on charges of first-degree robbery, second-degree assault and felon in possession of a firearm.

Robbery detectives said ... Johnson apparently confronted Merrell in the parking lot behind the building, demanded he hand over his property and then shot Merrell in the leg, police said.

While Johnson was making his getaway, he shoved the gun into the front of his pants and shot himself in the groin.

There's more at the link.  You can read more about the incident here.

One of the criteria for eligibility for a Darwin Award is that the recipient "must be deceased, or at least incapable of reproducing".  On that basis, Mr. Johnson probably wins one of those as well.  A 'Doofus Darwin' or a 'Darwin Doofus'?  You decide!


1 comment:

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Now there is a fellow who went off half cocked, so to speak.