Tuesday, April 17, 2007

In A LAT Article On Stupid Crooks - What Are The Odds Of There Being A Stupid Grammar Error?

About 100%, of course. (though first the verb was corrected, then the entire sentence rewritten since this post)

Wrong number gets suspects booked
By Richard Winton
Times Staff Writer

2:00 PM PDT, April 17, 2007

Two Pomona drug suspects were arrested this morning after mistakenly dialing 911 when they were actually trying to reach their drug dealer, police said.

"No one said criminals are smart," said Pomona Police Sgt. Michael Olivieri.


Gregory Daniels, 48, was arrested for burglary after he and an accomplice, who got away, drove into a dead-end street. Daniels' leg fell off as he began to run from the truck and he was found laying on the ground.

The proper verb is, of course, lying. But no one said editors at the LAT are smart.

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