CENTERVILLE – Police arrested a man early this morning after he allegedly returned to a home where he had just broken into two cars to film police officers investigating the break-ins.
Police officers were called to 72 Five Corners Road at about 3 a.m. for a report that a motor vehicle had been broken into, Barnstable police Sgt. Sean Sweeney said.
As Officer Mark Palmer was waiting for a criminal investigation officer to help with identification of a suspect a man later identified as Jon Wetherbee, 25, of 3 Nevins Lane in West Harwich, walked by the house wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and videotaping the scene with his phone, Sweeney said.
Palmer approached the man and asked him his name, which he refused to give, Sweeney said.
“‘It’s none of your business,’” the man said, according to a police report. “‘I have a God-given right to tape you and what’s going on here.’”
Officers tried to place him in protective custody and Wetherbee hit Palmer on his neck, became combative and refused to be handcuffed, according to the report.
Once he was in custody police found an owner’s manual to a Toyota Camry, a window sticker for a Camry, a work order for a Camry from Hyannis Toyota, two receipts from the town of Barnstable for beach stickers, two pairs of women’s sunglasses and assorted change and small bills totaling almost $6 on him, according to the report.
This is one where you need to read the whole article to appreciate the story. I don’t know whether this guy is the worlds dumbest criminal or if he has balls of steel. I mean returning to the scene to film the cops investigating a crime that you committed and then punching a cop in the neck when he asks your name is not exactly a world class exit strategy.
How about him saying he has “a god given right to tape you and what is going on here” to the police? Ummm… yeah, and on the fourth day God said unto thee: “I bestow upon you the right to film police investigations after you break into a Toyota.” When you are right you are right, it’s all there in the Bible.
What I don’t understand is that he got away with it. You got the loot man, just be incognito and the Camry owners manual, beach stickers and nearly $6 in change is all yours. You should be on the next flight to retire in Mexico after a heist like that. That’s the problem with these criminals, they never have enough, they always need that next score.Facebook: The Real Cape
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