Saturday, April 23, 2011

So stupid he deserved to be caught

Man wanted in Portugal arrested in NJ carpool lane
April 15, 2011
By Samantha Henry
Associated Press
NEWARK, N.J. - An international fugitive who authorities say skipped out on a prison sentence in Portugal was finally tripped up this week by a formidable obstacle that rankles commuters here every day: the New Jersey Turnpike.
Manuel Albert Soares, convicted in Portugal of trying to hire hit men to kill his ex-wife, was pulled over April 11 in Elizabeth for driving in a carpool lane with fewer than the requisite three passengers
When officers checked his driver's license, they discovered an international warrant for his arrest.
Soares made his first appearance in a Newark federal courtroom Friday to be informed of the request for his extradition.

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This reminds me of how Tim McVeigh was caught as he fled the scene of the Oklahoma City bombing:
He was driving a car that lacked a license plate and was pulled over for that reason.

Similarly, one of the perps in the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing was caught when he made repeated efforts to recover his deposit for the rented van that was used to deliver the bomb.

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