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More Stupid Criminal News

Posted on | April 7, 2019 | No Comments

 

The stupidity is piling up high in Oklahoma, folks:

A 69-year-old Alva man, and co-owner of a number of vape shops and a medical marijuana business in the state, appeared in Oklahoma City federal court Thursday on a charge of allegedly trying to hire someone to kill a former employee and one-time lover, and her new boyfriend, according to a criminal complaint.
Vernon Brock made an initial appearance before a federal magistrate judge Thursday on one count of using interstate commerce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire. Brock was remanded into the custody of the U.S. Marshals and due back in court April 10 for a preliminary and detention hearing.
“We don’t have any comment on the charge,” said Ky Corley, Brock’s business attorney, when reached by phone. Corley is listed as the registered agent for Brock’s medical marijuana company, Pure Country Medical Cannabis. . . .
Brock was arrested Wednesday afternoon by Woods County Sheriff’s deputies and FBI special agents during a traffic stop near Alva, after he allegedly handed off a $5,000 check to a business associate in Harper, Kansas. Brock believed the man was lining up a hit man. The business associate was working with the FBI, according to court documents. . . .
Brock is the co-owner of Big E Vapor Shops, which has 17 stores in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, including one in Stillwater, according to its website. Court filings allege Brock approached a Kansas business associate about a month ago, asking him to find someone to murder an Oklahoma City woman and her boyfriend . . . The woman is a former vape shop employee and was previously in a relationship with Brock.
The woman, according to an affidavit, has worked off and on for Brock for six years and said she had sex with him under threat of not being paid, and didn’t believe Brock wanted a relationship but wanted the ability to have sex with her whenever he wanted.

Let’s be clear: Anyone who ever tries to hire a “hit man” will find himself in a recorded conversation with an undercover cop or an informant. Everybody who has watched true-crime TV has seen these hidden-camera “sting” videos. It takes a phenomenally stupid person to believe that you’re going to be the one person who gets away with such a crime, in the same way that stupid guys who think they’re talking to a horny teenager online are always shocked when they show up for their rendezvous only to discover that the horny teenager was actually an undercover cop.

We should be grateful criminals are so stupid. Imagine how much more evil there would be in the world if criminals got away with this stuff.

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