From the Criminals Are Stupid All The Time file:

Richard Brubaker, 34, of Springdale, was arrested Monday night as he pretended to be asleep at his home in Etna, police said. Brubaker was wanted for violating conditions of his parole after a 2008 incident in which he took a girl to a crack house in Garfield and tried to get her to smoke marijuana, police said.

Deputies were given an address to a home in the 200 block of Butler Street in Etna, and when they arrived late Monday night, they found Brubaker pretending to be asleep, police said.

First, this is not the first criminal who has tried this tactic.

Second, again, what did he think was going to happen?

Delko: Look! There’s our guy right there on the couch. Let’s arrest him.”

Horatio Caine: Unfortunately, Eric, Mr. Brubaker is sleeping. It looks like we’ll have to let this sleeping dog … [sunglasses] … lie.”



  1. Butcher's Dog
    September 28, 2011 2:56 pm

    Disclaimer: there is no connection between “sleeping dog” in this post and Butcher’s Dog. Just sayin’.

  2. Larry
    September 28, 2011 4:24 pm

    “You can’t see me… I’m invisible!”


  3. MattDC
    September 28, 2011 5:11 pm

    Perhaps he was just closing his eyes, hoping that when he woke up, he would not be in Etna. The deputies merely assisted.

  4. Pa-Pop
    September 28, 2011 7:36 pm

    Totally playing un-Awesome Possum.

  5. bucdaddy
    September 29, 2011 1:31 am

    I used to do that when the baby woke up at 3 a.m.

  6. Scott
    September 29, 2011 10:21 am

    Even dumber is the fact he took the girl to a crack house to smoke pot….everyone knows you go to a pot house for that. What a moron.

  7. Bitter
    September 29, 2011 1:00 pm

    I went to high school with that guy. This story doesn’t surprise me in the least.

    ps: @Scott – bahahahahahahah!