from the enjoy-prison,-dumbass dept
In the pantheon of dumb criminals we’ve covered at Techdirt, we’ve already handed out awards for dumbest criminal, best dumb criminal in college, and criminal with the most hubris ever. While most crimes wouldn’t qualify as “funny” per se, I have to admit that I rarely am genuinely angry at any of these idiots. It’s more along the lines of head-shaking and chuckling at the stupidity of it all.
But not with this guy, who somehow thought it’d be a laugh to videotape himself threatening people with a pellet gun and pretending to rob them, then uploading the videos to the internet. His victims, obviously, didn’t know it wasn’t a real firearm. The criminal, obviously, is a sociopath.
Twenty-one-year-old Daron Stinson is facing a host of felonies after he “pretended” to rob and shoot at frightened pedestrians with a pellet gun that looked like a handgun. In one video he points his gun at a 51-year-old man salting a sidewalk and demands the man load it in his trunk. Stinson also posted multiple videos on Instagram of himself shooting the pellet gun as his victims react with terror.
I’m not posting any videos of Stinson’s uploads, because I don’t want to give even a moment of time to his horrifically unabashed asshole-ish-ness. Seriously, it’s these types of people that make me want to believe in Hell, just so I have some place to put them.
“He considers it funny,” Rodney Stinson, his father, told NBC 10. “He does a lot of other things. Nothing with the gun is funny. Nothing. I don’t consider it funny.”
Well, good for you. None of us do, either. Fortunately, thanks to his own uploads, Stinson was arrested and will hopefully be facing a prison sentence and the life-long stigma of being a convicted felon. I can’t help but think back to a recent post about an innocent child being shot dead in Georgia for the crime of holding a Wii controller, yet this jackass doesn’t get nabbed in Philly until he uploads videos of his own crimes to the internet?
Enjoy prison, jerk!