Remember this ‘thug’?
Wannabe Gangster Pictured Above
He didn’t exactly stand much chance of getting away with it.
In December 2010, 19-year-old Rodney Knight Jr (Pictured above) broke into the home of Washington Post
journalist Marc Fisher and stole his 15-year-old son’s laptop computer, $400, a
winter coat and another laptop.
Except to rub salt in the wound, as well as stealing the family’s property,
Knight also decided to taunt them with his very own calling card.
At the time, Mr Fisher described how the burglar broke into his family’s
Washington D.C. home and kicked through the basement door while they were
Victim – Mark Fisher Above
Mr Fisher wrote: ‘He opened my son’s computer, took a photo of himself sneering
as he pointed to the cash lifted from my son’s desk, and then went on my son’s
Facebook account and posted the picture for 400 teenagers to see.
‘In the picture, the man is wearing my new winter coat, the one that was stolen
right out of the Macy’s box it had just arrived in.’
Although Knight put the hood up on the brand-new coat, the full-frontal picture still clearly showed his face.
Mr Fisher said one police officer told him: ‘I’ve seen a lot, but this is the most stupid criminal I’ve ever seen.’
But Mr Fisher said the worst loss was not the property, but a document his son had been working on for years.
He wrote: ‘On my son’s computer, but never backed up, was one of the greatest documents ever, something he would have cherished all his life. ‘He had meticulously kept a running list of every movie he had ever seen, hundreds and hundreds, with his comments on each.’
Despite Knight virtually designing his own wanted poster, it still took police almost a month to track him down. He was arrested on January 2nd, 2011 when officers found him in a Washington alleyway clutching his waistband.