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Not Too Bright

In yesterday’s Kuwait Times was a very dramatic telling of a drug bust. Police had sighted someone suspicious in a car, upon approaching, the suspect ran, the police chased. Now, it becomes very cinematic, as the police chase, the man runs up into a building and jumps off a second floor balcony, and the policeman follows him, injuring himself. Another policeman picks up the chase and eventually the suspect is captured, only to slip right through the fingers of the police.

Pretty exciting so far, huh?

In today’s Kuwait Times, the saga continues:

Escaped Drug Dealer Chats into Custody

Following up yesterday’s on foot chase of a drug dealer in Salwa where Lt. Hamad Al-Zuwayyed was injured when he jumped off a second floor balcony to catch up with the suspect, Al-Zuwayyed never thought that the second accomplice who managed to escape arrest would be his hospital roommate. Security sources explained that while receiving treatment at Adan hospital, another patient arrived and was placed in the bed next to Al-Zuwayyed’s. Then, on chatting at night to kill time, the man told Al-Zuwayyed that he was hit by a car while being chased by a policeman in Salwa. Al-Zuwwayed immediately called the police who raided the hospital and arrested the suspect.

Don’tcha just love it???

September 18, 2007 - Posted by | Adventure, Community, Crime, Detective/Mystery, Humor, Kuwait, News


  1. Lol, you just can’t make this stuff up.

    Comment by morbidcuriosity | September 18, 2007 | Reply

  2. hahahaha poor dude :p he had it coming!

    Comment by Swair | September 18, 2007 | Reply

  3. For some odd reason I never believe these stories. I think they’re exaggerated, adding a bit of action spice to it by the writers. :/

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    Comment by MacaholiQ8 | September 19, 2007 | Reply

  4. lol! What an idiot! Who in his right mind would tell a stranger he was chased by the police? Good job Mr Cop! 🙂

    Comment by N. | September 19, 2007 | Reply

  5. That was real action! I don’t remember that much action when I lived there!!!

    Comment by noracassandra | September 19, 2007 | Reply

  6. Morbid – you are right. I would think the audience would not believe it.

    Swair – I just died laughing when I read it!

    Mac – thanks for the info; it’s one of those things banks don’t want us to know, that when you make extra payments on the principal only, the life of your mortgage load decreases significantly, and you save a LOT of interest.

    Crime, as you may have guessed, is a minor hobby for me, so I have to disagree. Most people who choose a life of crime are not very bright. Some – the serial killers – are smarter than the average, but most of them eventually do something stupid that catches them up, too. Sadly, most of the ones who continually get away with crimes are men in high places – in every culture. They steal millions, break all the laws, hire the best lawyers and rarely even see the inside of a courtroom, much less a jail cell.

    N. – Idiot is right!

    Noracassandra – My Kuwaiti friends tell me Kuwait used to be a paradise on earth, with great roads, great infrastructure, and that everything has changed. When were you last here?

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 19, 2007 | Reply

  7. LMAO

    WTF?!?!?!? You can’t make this stuff up, can you?

    Comment by kinano | September 19, 2007 | Reply

  8. Kinan, I know! It’s right out of a movie, isn’t it? But it really happened, they give the cop’s name and everything. Total hoot!

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 19, 2007 | Reply

  9. I left july 2000! 🙂

    Comment by noracassandra | September 19, 2007 | Reply

  10. […] Thief of the Month from today’s BBC News. I don’t think anyone will ever beat the Kuwait idiot who ended up in the bed next to the cop who had been chasing him, and told him he broke… That still makes me laugh every time I think about […]

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