Genius Hamptons Criminal Tries to Make a Run for It on Shelter Island

Well, Lloyd, just when I thought you couldn’t get any dumber, you go and do something like this…

Police arrested a 30-year-old man in a stolen van from Montauk on Wednesday. The man, suspected of robbing homes in East Hampton, was trying to avoid police and was attempting to flee, deciding to make a run for it to “escape” on Shelter Island. But to no avail.

He crashed the stolen van into a tree off South Menantic Road, and then, minus the drugs and cash that he left in the vehicle, tried to make a run for it on foot. Shelter Island Police called in a K-9 unit, which sniffed out the man, and the arrest was made.

Not sure if trying to avoid police on a small island surrounded by water is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard anybody out here do to escape law enforcement, but it’s pretty darn close.

It’s too bad Alcatraz isn’t open anymore—he’d feel right at home on the Rock!

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