The late comic George Carlin famously stated ““consider how silly the typical individual is, and notice half of them are stupider than that.” One particular person proved Carlin appropriate final week by making a sequence of moronic strikes in a single cellphone name.
On February 19, unidentified male referred to as police threatening to explode the landmark Hollywood signal until he obtained a “mere” $10,000 in response to TMZ.
This endeavor raises a sequence of questions relating to what this man was considering (assuming he was partaking in any precise thought).
First query: one, why dial the police with a bomb menace? You’re asking to be charged with a severe crime and fully lose your freedom.
Second: Why ask for $10,000? The Hollywood signal was bought for $450,400 again in 2005.
The signal first went up over Los Angeles at a value of $21,000.
Right here’s the kicker, although: not solely was this man calling the police with a bomb menace until he acquired a ransom, he dialed the flawed police division.
The fool referred to as Hollywood, Florida. This can be a metropolis on the japanese facet of the Florida peninsula, about 10 miles south of Ft. Lauderdale and about 20 miles north of Miami.
Whereas it’s considerably comprehensible to combine up locations with the identical title, the massive giveaway ought to have been Hollywood in California doesn’t have it’s personal police division. It’s underneath the LAPD.
Moreover, Hollywood will not be an precise metropolis however slightly a neighborhood in Los Angeles.
The Hollywood, Florida Police Division then alerted the LAPD to tell them of the bomb menace they obtained. The menace was later decided to be a complete hoax and no arrests have been made.
The person ought to depend himself fortunate he has not solely averted prices for the bomb menace, however that stupidity will not be a criminal offense. If the latter have been, he is perhaps life behind bars.