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This Week in Stupid Crime

By Mike Hudson

November 18, 2014

Unarmed and foolish

Some guys carry a pistol tucked into the waistband of their pants. Dwight Antonio Porter of Michigan Avenue carried a bag of Frito Lay corn chips. Cops responded to Niagara Avenue last week after receiving a call about an automobile burglary. The suspects were identified as two black males, one wearing a black hoodie.

One their way to the scene, officers observed two black males walking in the opposite direction. They made verbal contact. Porter, according to police reports, clenched his fists and began walking toward the officers. In short order he was handcuffed and searched for weapons.

They found the corn chips, along with an electronic radio connector, stuffed into his underwear, beneath the front waistband of his low hanging trousers.

At that point, the victim ran up. “That was the one I saw!’ he yelled. He positively identified both the radio connector and the bag of corn chips as his property, left in his Buick prior to the time of the burglary.

The second black male agreed to testify against Porter and was cut loose. Porter himself, a 50 year old man, was arrested and charged with petty larceny, criminal mischief and auto stripping, and held on a $750 bond he probably couldn’t come up with on his best day. Some guys never learn.

Sex crime?


When five foot five inch tall, 200 pounder Alec Brown went into the Rite Aid drug store at Portage and Pine one day last week, he was looking for a “cock ring and lube.” Whether he didn’t have the cash to pay for said items or simply didn’t want to pay we’ll never know, but he secreted the sexual aids about his person and attempted to leave the store, setting off all manner of electronic alarms.

The blonde haired blue eyed perp was nabbed by store security, who called city police to the scene. The merchandise, valued at $29.14, was returned to the store. The 22 year old Brown was booked on a petty larceny charge, and held on $200 bail, because there’s really no law against just being creepy.

Tourists beware!


A couple from Pennsylvania, in tow to gamble, had a yen to see a movie, in somewhere other than their hotel room. So they drove out to Builder’s Way, where the Regal Hollywood Cinema 12 is located. Such a mistake!

When they returned to their car, they found the front passenger side window smashed out and the lady’ spurse, which contained $340 cash and two casino gift cards valued at $100, nowhere to be found. Personal papers were also filched.

We cannot emphasize this enough: Do not leave anything of value in the passenger compartment of your car, whether you lock it or not. The great likelihood is that it will be stolen.

About a girl?

One night last week Niagara Falls Police Department officers responded to a crime scene at the corner of 71st Street and Lindbergh Avenue. They found a guy sitting on the sidewalk, nearly stabbed to death. He said a couple of guys walked up to him and stabbed him for no apparent reason.

There was a girl hanging around, and when cops interviewed her, she said she’d gotten a call from some miscreants that summoned her to the scene. She was “scared” she said, and “knew something was wrong.”

The victim was transported by Rural Metro for treatment. Niagara Falls City Police are continuing their investigation.






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