Friday 3/09

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There arn’t pills to keep you out of jail - Corey Tra­bucco was loi­ter­ing on a street cor­ner try­ing to arrange a drug deal over his cell phone when a nearby offi­cer over­heard and searched him — turn­ing up more than 20 illicit painkillers. After the deputy tossed Tra­bucco — who’s been arrested nine times over the past three years — into the back of a cruiser, the 21-year-old stuck a fin­ger down his throat and called up a stream of puke, which landed on the back of the cop’s head.  Tra­bucco said he pulled the stunt because he was “going to jail anyway.”

I want my $2 — The man, who was wear­ing dark glasses and had a ban­dana cov­er­ing his face, walked to the reg­is­ter and dis­played a gun, but the clerk informed him that the reg­is­ter was empty. Upon hear­ing the bad news, he turned to the cus­tomer behind him in line and pointed the gun, telling the other man “I’m des­per­ate.” The sec­ond cus­tomer handed over two dol­lars and the crook fled the scene. Cops are seek­ing him on charges of very, very petty theft.

The old switcha­roo - A clerk at a Florida store declined to open her cash reg­is­ter for 17-year-old Cody Con­ner, when he bran­dished a gun but instead told him he might be able to earn some dough by fill­ing out a job appli­ca­tion, which he agreed to do. The two hugged and shared a cig­a­rette, then Con­ner went home to await word on that new job — only to find cops wait­ing to arrest him. The teen, who was taken to juve­nile deten­tion, told deputies he was try­ing to help his grand­par­ents pay their bills.

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