Today’s winner is Frank Singleton. He gets the award for the following.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office called him stupid Tuesday. But Frank Singleton could almost write the book on how to turn a misdemeanor into a felony without ever leaving the jail’s parking lot.
Singleton, 21, of West Palm Beach, got released from the county lockup Tuesday after being arrested on a misdemeanor trespassing charge.
He immediately ran out into the visitor’s parking lot and, in an apparent effort to get away as quickly as possible, tried to carjack a 2006 Nissan 350Z, Miller said.
The woman who was driving it, Justine Lapierre, was just getting out of her car when Singleton ran at her saying, “I want your car,” Miller said.
He pushed Lapierre out of the way, grabbed the keys and jumped into the Nissan. But it was a manual transmission and Singleton couldn’t operate it, Miller said.
Hearing the commotion, Sheriff’s Office Pastor Leo Krug walked up and, holding his handgun by his side, ordered the barely free Singleton to the ground so a deputy could handcuff him.
First two rules for potential carjackers as they get released from jail- First don’t do it in the prison parking lot and know how to drive a stick shift. If you don’t follow those rules, you will be like Frank Singleton who is today’s Knucklehead of the Day.