Monday, February 8, 2010

Crack on Credit

It makes you proud to log in to the San Francisco Chronicle website and find a story about good ol' Flint:
Authorities said a man accused of stealing a car then reporting it stolen remains in custody after telling police he was robbed at gunpoint while trying to buy crack cocaine with a credit card. The Flint Journal said the man reported Thursday night that a 2003 Chevy Malibu had been stolen.

1 comment:

  1. My understanding of the events was somewhat different...maybe the SFC misunderstood the story? (Or maybe I misunderstood it? Naaahhh.)

    The way I heard it, the dude called his connection to set up a meeting place, and drove up to the northwest side to score some crack...but he didn't have any cash, just plastic. His dealer wasn't set up to accept plastic (of course) and was P'ed O that he wasn't getting the expected cash. So, carjack.

    The dude, getting no crack and now having no car, walked some distance and then called the cops to report that his car was stolen...but he said it was stolen in Lapeer, since he didn't want to disclose the true location and therefore reveal that he was a crackhead.

    The cops noticed that the dude magically had gotten from Lapeer to Flint after his car was carjacked from him. The dude didn't have a good explanation for that.

    At that point, the versions converge.


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