February 27, 2006

Headlines That Write Themselves

Vandal Caught Red Handed

It’s the type of story that a news editor cannot pass up. Police get a tip on the guy who is vandalizing cars in the area. They enter his apartment and he is asleep, but he has red spray paint on his hands after reportedly being caught on camera defacing a truck.

You don’t quite need Gil Grissom to solve that one.

This longer version of the story eschews the clever headline (but understandably cannot resist using it in the first paragraph) and they focus more on the fact that the guy was a civilian police dispatcher. It appears that he was unhappy his apartment complex’s parking lot was full by the time he got home every day. His attempt at discouraging people from parking in the lot is about Scooby-Doo-villain level in its ingenuity.

Posted by James at February 27, 2006 1:05 AM
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When this story was on the s-t's "breaking news" page, it was described as a "wonton" crime. I'm not sure if that means a crime committed WITH wontons, or a crime committed AGAINST wontons.

Posted by: Julie at February 27, 2006 9:22 AM

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