A quartet of society’s garbage decided they would try to pull off some home invasions in Joplin, Missouri bright and early on a Monday morning. Give them credit for going to work early in the work week.
Sadly though, for this bunch of social misfits, the “job” then went to involved taking things that didn’t belong to them while threatening the innocent with death or great bodily injury with a gun and a claw hammer.
Things didn’t go so well at home invasion #1, where they victimized the husband and wife occupants of the residence until they realized they had the wrong address. Whoopsie!
They then apologized and left. Perhaps we should call them the polite home invaders? Nobody ever accused these guys of being rocket scientists.
They tried a repeat performance at location number two.
A guest there was armed and put an end to their crime spree, leaving one of the perp posse perfectly perforated, bleeding profusely until he petered out in a pool of blood.
His pals didn’t stick around to render aid to their perforated co-conspirator or apologize, instead recalling their early morning appointments with a barber to trim their locks in a place far, far away.
Cops trimmed their wings by taking them into custody first. Hopefully the bad guys had a chance to change their shorts first, otherwise it was probably a smelly “code brown” arrest.
And below you can see what a bunch of sociopathic losers looks like.
This reminds me of the old John Wayne quote: “Life is hard. It’s harder if you’re stupid.”
Joplin, MO (Joplin Globe) – Michael P. Dean, 32, of rural Joplin, was shot and killed in the early morning break-in at 1616 W. Fourth St. Authorities say Dean and three other men entered the home of Austin Kitchingham illegally and Dean was shot by a guest whose name has yet to be released.
“It was an invited guest who acted in self-defense,” police Capt. Bob Higginbotham said. “I still can’t relinquish that person’s name. But they are considered a victim (in the home invasion).”
Each of the three suspects believed to have accompanied Dean in a prior home invasion at 407 S. St. Charles Ave. and in the break-in on West Fourth were arrested Monday night and charged today with second-degree murder and two counts of first-degree burglary. They have been identified as Dakota R. Bate, 20, of Joplin; Shawn U. Hency, 37, of Carthage; and Dakota D. Pliler, 19, of Joplin.
…Police still were declining to confirm or deny Tuesday if the intruders were armed or if there had been an exchange of gunfire between the intruders and the guest or other occupants.
Daniel Kuhns, the victim in the home invasion that took place about 30 to 40 minutes earlier on St. Charles Avenue, said one of the four men who entered his home claimed to be pointing a .45-caliber handgun at Kuhns’ head. Kuhns told the Globe that he could make out the outline of a gun in the man’s hand in the dark inside his home, although he could not tell if it was a real firearm or not. Another of the intruders was wielding a claw hammer, he said.