Thursday, April 15, 2010

Look Before You Leap


Not far from my Ohio hometown, a high speed police chase recently ended with a suspect scaling a very high fence to get away. Than things went very wrong.

Let me back up.

It seems 20 year old Ricky Flowers thought he could out run the local police who were trying to pull him over for a traffic citation. After racing through several communities followed by lights and sirens, Mr. Flowers decided to ditch his car and took off on foot.

He ran until he came to a great big chain link fence-- Topped with barbed wire-- That he successfully got past, despite numerous cuts and scrapes.

Did he getaway? Not exactly.

It was the wee hours of the morning and very dark outside so Mr. Flowers failed to notice the fence he so successfully scaled belonged to a correctional facility-- You know-- A prison.

Yes, he "escaped" smack into the middle of the prison yard, with lights blaring, alarms sounding and I'm guessing a lot of guns pointed directly at him.

Dude! (You idiot).

If that wasn't embarrassing enough, it was an all women's state prison, and no, he did not make a love connection, nor was he invited to stay but he might have picked up the old "ball and chime" while he was there.

Mr. Flowers was arrested, taken to a men's jail and charged with a slew of crimes, not the least of which should be that he's a blooming idiot!

Breaking into a prison, is that poetic justice of what?
Welcome to www.TheFiftyFactor.com - Joanna Jenkins
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PS Thanks to all of you for your kind words and prayers for my family.

52 comments:

Kristina P. said...

That is hilarious! Karma must have had a bone to pick with him.

Elizabeth said...

Too funny!

Jeanie said...

Glad you are back, Joanna. You have been in the thoughts of many. This story could go right up to the top of the list of stupid criminal stories.

Brian Miller said...

oh my. what a way to pick up chicks...all cut up and your drawers full of...after you notice where you are and all the guns pointed in your direction...lol.

Chrissy said...

guess he didn't know the area too well? lol

Cop Mama said...

Ha! That is the best story! I wasn't sure where this was going to end.

Just hopped over from Brian's site, Waystation One. Nice to meet you :-)

Eva Gallant said...

That is hilarious! Poetic justice!

af1blog said...

Duh! How stupid can some people manage to be - serve him right.

I'm sorry for your loss - it's at such times that we realise just how valuable a good strong family is...

TechnoBabe said...

Why do people run? I guess some do get away so they all want to try. If he was being stopped for a traffic violation, he either had more to hide or he stupidly panicked.

Mari said...

That is hilarious! Poetic justice to be sure!
It's good to hear from you again.

Alison said...

Great story! :-) And thinking of you too.

Not The Rockefellers said...

Ha!
I wonder if security just watched him on the monitors...lookit this fool breakin' into prison..I'm surprised it isn't on YouTube somewhere!

Peace ~ Rene

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Yes he is an idiot, but getting to read about his antics made my day a whole lot more fun.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Perfect!!! I LOVE it!!! And you told his story so well...I was laughing all the way...you really have a great sense of timing! You are in my thoughts! ~Janine XO

anne h said...

Of all the rotten luck.
Glad you are back JJ...
The place isn't the same without ya!

Willoughby said...

What a criminal mastermind! He would get along really well with a guy in here in Michigan. This guy ended a high speed chase in the parking lot of the police station. When he realised where he was, he did the logical thing. Took out a permanent marker and drew a goatee on his face so the cops wouldn't recognize him!

I'm glad you're back. You and your family have been in my thoughts.

Ronda Laveen said...

Like I always say, a life of crime is not for the feeble minded.

Bernie said...

This is too funny, no one could ever make this up.....:-) hugs

Kathy said...

So hard to believe isn't it...but I heard about this on the news here too!

lisleman said...

dumb criminal stories are getting dumber it seems. You knew he was an idiot the minute he tried to outrun the police. The police have so many resources why do criminals still think they can get away? too many movies?

Spencer L Casey said...

What a dope. Did you mean "Ball and Chain"? Either that or it was some witty pun I totally missed.

Cheers,

SLC

Fireblossom said...

What a knucklehead. LOL!

Angie said...

That is hilarious.

What's the old ball and chime? Is that anything like the old ball and chain?

Matty said...

He belongs on America's Dumbest Criminals. Maybe they can also charge him with trespassing......onto prison property.

Kelly H-Y said...

Hilarious!!

Jayne Martin said...

Looks like we have a new Darwin Award winner!

Jayne said...

*Unlucky*! Oh what a twit. :D

Chris H said...

What an idiot.. bet he felt a right fool!

slommler said...

This just proves the point that these criminals are butt dumb!!! Totally!! Guess that is why they go around breaking the law...too dumb to do anything else?? LOL!
Hugs
SueAnn

My name is PJ. said...

You can't make this stuff up! Really great!

Betty said...

Haha, glad I read this first thing this morning. Started my day with a laugh! :) So stupid!
Glad you´re back Joanna!

Kaye said...

Oh my gracious - that is so beyond funny! :) And I needed a good laugh today! A merry heard does good like medicine and with a mega sinus infection, I need ALL the meds I can get! Thank you for a great chuckle. :)

Also, please know I am praying for you and your family. I completely second your comment "Hold your loved ones extra close today."

Blessings!

Cindy La Ferle said...

Wow -- that's a story worthy of television coverage for sure ... Don't you love poetic justice? I swear, just when you think humans have really evolved, someone comes along and does something like this! Duh.

Off topic, I hope your family is starting to heal. Of course, it will take a while, but I am wishing them all (you too) peace and comfort.

Ms Sparrow said...

I love it!
Thanks for the day brightener!

angeltastic said...

That is too funny! Thanks for the laugh!

deb said...

I love being made to feel smart . "Cause, seriously, geez.


hope you are doing okay.

Mike Smith said...

Welcome back Joanna - even if it is with an awful pun!

Flartus said...

I heard this story on NPR's "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me." Oh goody, another fun story to get Cleveland in the news!! :)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

*groan* thanks for the laugh!

Eddie Bluelights said...

What a wally!! Great laugh!!
I've been looking at some youtubes of a British comedian on TV 170-1980s where a woman wanted to break into a man's prison!! If you want a laugh here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL3P5R-B0Wo

Great to see you back Joanna x

ChristineM said...

Too funny! Thanks for the laugh!

Nice to see you back!

Little Ms Blogger said...

That is truly one of the funniest stories I've heard in a while of a stupid person.

I'm guessing he won't be applying to MENSA anytime soon.

Nezzy said...

Oh that one's good sister! Heehehehe!

God bless and have a terrific weekend!!!

Shrinky said...

Ha, if only more felons were as obliging, eh? Welcome home hon, I've been thinking of you ((x))

Unknown Mami said...

I'd call that poetic justice.

beth said...

oh lord....I hadn't heard this story. thanks for making me feel really smart today by not having done anything even close to that stupid ever in my life....

North of 25A said...

I was blog hopping & I am so happy to have found you! LOVE your blog - I will be back.
Best,
Colleen

Jo said...

That sound you hear is me laughing out loud -- all the way from Vancouver. What a wonderful story. Talk about the Darwin awards! My goodness.

I love you blog. Now I'm going to settle back and read some of your previous blog posts.

Cheers!

Jo

Jo said...

I mean "your" blog. But you knew that. :-) Typo.

CatLadyLarew said...

That's just about the most perfect example of poetic justice I've ever heard!

AHS Class of 1980 said...

That's hilarious. What a dumba$$.

Lilly said...

Oh my some people deserve to be locked away. And Karma gets us all if we deserve it, I so believe that.