Stranded Car(ma) (Don Ward)

By: Don Ward
By: Don Ward

Turnabout is fair play.


Not exactly the great train robbery when it comes to the planning that went into this caper.

Three teenagers are accused of some robberies in the Kansas City area.  That's not all that unusual. Their method is a little out of the ordinary.  These teen trouble-makers apparently decided to take advantage of people who were already in trouble themselves.

Three thugs were reportedly victimizing drivers who were stuck in the snow.  I know, I know, how infuriating is that.

According to the Kansas City Star the snowbank bandits would pull up to a stranded car, then offer to help, only to pull a gun instead.  They would take off with cash and credit cards. They left their victims stranded in more ways than one.

Sometimes something will happen to restore your faith in a just world. 

The young suspects in these highway holdups are now facing charges.  They have been arrested.  Take a look. This picture is courtesy of the Kansas City Star.  The suspected roadside robbers are Michael L. Wilson, Darion Page and another guy too young to get his picture in the paper, at least his mug shot.

Oh the arrogance with which someone (allegedly these guys) victimized the stranded drivers. A cold-weather, cold-hearted crime with a clean getaway.  Their victims simply couldn't run after them.  Here's the terrific twist, the "ain't payback a b-#$&%!" moment. 

Police found these suspects and arrested them. In the car was some cash and apparently even a credit card or two belonging to victims in the string of robberies...How were they caught?

Their own a snowdrift! 

We'll talk again soon.

Don Ward

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