Skip to comments.Man released from prison, only to return four days later (Idiot Alert!)
Posted on 12/17/2003 10:30:16 AM PST by the_devils_advocate_666
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Released from prison, Ronald A. Mahner's first mistake was driving back to get his stuff.
Mahner returned to the Seminole County Jail to reclaim his personal property four days after being released. He had served a sentence for drunken driving, auto theft and habitually driving with a suspended or revoked license.
But when asked to provide identification, Mahner handed a sheriff's deputy his license, which after routine computer check was found to have been revoked for life.
Deputy Teri Cresswell couldn't prove Mahner was doing anything illegal without seeing him behind the wheel, so she told him to drive to the back parking lot.
Mahner took the car around back, parked in a fire lane and went inside to claim his clothing, shampoo, dart board and battery charger.
Ann Mallory, a manager in the Forensic Services Section, called in a computer check of the car's tag and found it had been reported stolen the same day Mahner was released from jail.
Mahner was handcuffed and arrested Monday, just as he was about to drive away.
Well, he was two for three -- wonder if he was drunk, too?
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