Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Unluckiest man

As I was leaving the office last Friday, I encountered one of the officers from our Narcotics Unit. He chuckled about a guy he just arrested, who had sold drugs to an undercover police officer. The defendant claimed that it was the first time he had ever sold drugs to anyone. “In that case,” the officer told him, “You must be the most unlucky guy on the face of the earth.”

12 comments:

Jerry said...

Or perhaps the "Luckiest man" Now, he has the opportunity to get his life back on track. It all depends on how you look at it.

Seems this guy is at a crossroads now. He can either get his act together and become productive or can continue on his life of crime.

Anonymous said...

Sure it was!

ARRRRG!!!! said...

Some days are better than others.

Anonymous said...

Let me guess - it wasn't weed he was selling, either. Meth? Crack?

Anonymous said...

Or the "luckiest man" he won't have to job search in this utterly depressed economy. Good meals for awhile, then a ruined career path so back to selling drugs. Hmmmm??

JIM J said...

Sometimes a sinking ship can be a good thing.

Enzo said...

I would view it much more as an opportunity for change if he hadn't been arrested numerous times in the past for the same type of offense. Call me cynical but I'm not hoping for much change on this one. In my opinion there are 2 kinds of drug users. One is a person who could become a good, responsible non criminal type of citizen if it weren't for the addiction. Once the addiction is addressed and treated they return to being good people. The second type is one that is a criminal type regardless and the use of drugs just enhances their desire for criminal activity. These people typically cannot be rehabilitated like the aforementioned. Unfortunately, the individual arrested Friday falls into the latter of the two categories.

Anonymous said...

"The dog ate my homework."
"Really, Officer, I never speed."
"I only had two beers."
"The light was yellow."

Probably not his first sale, hopefully it will be his LAST sale.

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Steve said...

I think what he meant was that it was the first time he'd ever sold drugs to an undercover police officer.

Trevor Brass said...

"Can you let me off with just a warning this time?"

"Sure, here it is."

*Arrest follows*

Anonymous said...

When will police start to get excited about real police work, and not the type of "police work" that seems to cause more problems for people, than it solves?

11:36 has it right.

Anonymous said...

to anonymous @ 2:38 a.m.

Gee, I think arresting the bad guys IS real police work. Good job, LPD!!