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Latino Daily News

Friday May 25, 2012

LATINO BLOTTER:  Man Held by Police for Shopping Cart Theft Tries to Steal Police Station Clock

LATINO BLOTTER:  Man Held by Police for Shopping Cart Theft Tries to Steal Police Station Clock

Photo: Mug Shut Miguel Marquez

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Wow – stupid does not begin to describe Miguel Marquez of Panama City, Florida.  First he gets arrested for fighting with his partner-in-crime over stolen items and then he decides to steal from the very police that arrested him.

All of Marquez’ problems started on Tuesday or earlier in life (depending if you believe child psychologists) when he and 51-year-old Dennis W. Baugham were arrested for causing a disturbance at 3 am over items in a stolen Winn Dixie shopping cart.

In defense of Marquez, 34, he might of just borrowed the Winn Dixie shopping cart to carry all the new camping equipment in the cart.  Police arrested the duo for causing a disturbance and because they believed the camping items, which included a tent, stove and fuel, were stolen. 

Once inside the Panama City police station, Marquez was observed taking the station’s wall clock and putting it into his backpack.  Why, the hell didn’t the police remove this man’s backpack, I don’t know.  How long did they leave Marquez in the interrogation room, I don’t know but obviously long enough.

Police have charged both men with shopping cart theft (no joke) and Marquez additionally with petit (fancy Florida word for petty) theft.  Neither gentlemen (we use that word loosely here) has been charged with stealing the camping equipment, police are still investigating who the items belong to.