Dumb Criminals

Knowing is Half the Battle

Monday, October 5th, 2009 • Filed under Kidnappings

Once and for all, for the last time, I’m not going to repeat myself: saying “I didn’t know” does not change anything. It doesn’t make your girlfriend un-pregnant. It doesn’t bring back your dog Scruffy and it sure as hell won’t get your charges dropped.

A Jamaican man who hijacked a passenger jet had just that excuse for his actions: “I dunno,” according to the CBC.

He literally said through his attorney that he did not know hijacking a plane full of people was illegal. Come on dude, it didn’t work when you were five when you took over the school bus at gunpoint. What made you think it would work this time?

Defense attorneys were trying to claim a mental illness defense for his actions, but the judge didn’t buy it and found him guilty. Again, if the Enron executives couldn’t get out of a mental illness defense…

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