A carjacker thought if she claimed to be superstar Beyoncé, an undisclosed New Mexico cop would not arrest her. Last Saturday, Surena Henry tried to play a fast one with the ‘I am Beyoncé’ line, regardless of the fact that they looked nothing alike, but it failed, Las Cruces Sun News reported.
The 48-year-old suspect was later arrested after the officer run her prints through a scanner. The scan also revealed Henry had had a previous encounter with the cop in question.
After her arrest, Henry allegedly told the officer she opted to go for a joyride when she saw the car keys inside the vehicle.
When the police questioned her for not stopping when the police car was blaring its lights, she said she didn’t feel like stopping, according to court documents.
The owner of the car told the police he was unsure where he placed his keys. He said he could have dropped them outside his home, or he could have mistakenly left them in the vehicle, according to the Sun News.
He then informed the Las Cruces Police Department early Saturday morning about his missing 2000 Saturn which was not parked at his apartment complex like he had done earlier.
According to KTSM, Henry was booked into the Dona Ana County Detention Center, was charged with a felony count of unlawful taking of a motor vehicle, concealing identity and resisting or obstructing an arrest. She was released on bond two days after her arrest.
It is uncertain if she was represented by an attorney.
A California man is also being tagged as one of the unluckiest dumb criminals ever after robbing a caricature artist he approached for a portrait, but forgot to take along his cartoon image.
According to the police in Riverside, California, the incident happened around 11.50 pm on December 5 while the caricature artist was working at the Festival of Lights event in downtown Riverside, California.
The suspect approached the artist, asked for a portrait and then waited until it was finished. He then grabbed the artist’s money bag containing around $500 in cash and fled the scene.
He, however, left behind what might be incriminating evidence – the drawing of himself which the police are now using to identify him.
Sharing the portrait on Facebook, Riverside Police Department wrote: “This caricature is of the suspect, but of course, has exaggerated characteristics and features.
“The suspect was described as a Black male adult in his early 20s, about 5’1” tall with an average build, black hair and mustache, and last seen wearing a blue and red jacket, white undershirt, black pants, and red hat.”
Many have since reacted to the post on Facebook.
“I hope he’s caught! How sad the artist lost all his money that he worked for!!” Sami Motaghedi wrote.
“I feel for the artist he was just trying to make a little xtra cash so sad,” Brenda Sierra added.
“If his booking photo doesn’t look identical to this, I will be disappointed,” Freedom Dave wrote.
“This is an unusual way to help identify a suspect, but we are hoping someone will actually recognize him from the caricature and contact our detectives so he can be held accountable for his actions,” Riverside Police Department spokesperson Officer Ryan Railsback told Newsweek.