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Unclear on the Concept…

source: swooshthenail

As discovered by an Illinois man, it is not advisable to vandalize police property while in custody and under video surveillance in a precinct.

Michael Coe was arrested by DeKalb cops on March 10 for allegedly passing fraudulent checks. As the 24-year-old waited for detectives in an interview room, he allegedly sought to leave his mark for posterity’s sake.

According to investigators, Coe was seen using an earring to etch the words “Mike was here” into the room’s wooden door. So, in addition to two counts of forgery, he now faces a charge of criminal damage to government property.

Coe is currently being held in the county jail. Mike will be there until he posts $10,000 bond.

Via The Smoking Gun.

As we sharpen our cell block etiquette, we might recall that it was on this date in 1963 that Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay transferred its last prisoners and closed down as a penal institution. At it’s peak in the 1950s, “The Rock, or “America’s Devil Island”– famed for its harsh conditions and inescapability– housed over 200 maximum-security inmates.”



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March 21, 2011 at 1:01 am

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