Spot the criminal (hint: it's not Dale Butler). (via Jim Romenesko)
Turns out, there are still people that read newspapers. Unfortunately for Jacob "Jake" Close, one of those people is a campus cop at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania, who had been looking for Close for a month after being notified that the student was wanted in New York for jumping bail on a drug/DUI case several years ago.
With his documented history of making bad decisions, it's shouldn't be too surprising that Close agreed to appear in a Your Opinion column in the Bloomsburg Press Enterprise about the controversy surrounding the name of the Washington Redskins.
For the record, Jake believes "they should keep the name, but change the mascot to a potato." Not a bad line, but if it sounds familiar, it's because Jake is also a joke thief! This one-man crime wave is also stealing from PETA.
Not the work of Jake Close. (via)
Jake is now being held on $25,000 bond and waiting extradition back to New York. The good news for him is that at least in jail he'll be safe from the hostile mob of PETA protesters that are surely coming for him.
(by Jonathan Corbett)