Pictured below (Lily Bodenlos and Melissa Mimitz) are two defendants in an upcoming case that alleges they are both responsible for a violent home-invasion where an elderly woman was bound to a chair, pepper sprayed and kicked before the culprits finally made away with $8000 in cash, prescription pills and a key to the woman’s safety deposit box.
Why do police think these two women were responsible?
Well one of them left their resume in the bathroom…
Yup, as in that piece of paper you write for job applications that includes your name, address, age, education history, previous work experience and all the other things a law enforcement officer needs to identify you. As far as criminal f*ck-ups go this has to be right up there with “dropped driver’s license” and “forgetting to log out of Facebook” as the stupidest way to get caught.
But despite how funny this is, the crime itself was no laughing matter. Police believe the two women targeted this particular household because they knew the elderly woman’s daughter and were aware that money was kept in the house. They initially knocked at the house under the guise of being cable-company employees there to upgrade their package on behalf of the daughter. When the old woman refused the suspicious offer they knocked again and this time begged to be allowed to use the bathroom.
Once inside the pair went into the bathroom, changed clothes and put masks on (wouldn’t she have already seen their faces at this point?) and grabbed the woman. They then tied her up and demanded to know where she kept her money.
When the old woman wouldn’t answer they resorted to pepper spray and when that didn’t work either they pushed her over in the chair and kicked her in the stomach with a pair of strong work boots. They proceeded to kick her over and over in the hopes she would give up the information, but after a while without answers the two home invaders left the old woman where she was to ransack the home for valuables. That was when the home-owner seized her chance and escaped to a neighbour’s house to call 911.
By the time police arrived the criminals had escaped. But not before leaving a large A4 sized piece of paper with all their contact details on it.
They were promptly arrested.
Hooray for happy endings!