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Three Teen Gangsters Try to Carjack a Police Officer in West Covina (Really), Cops Say

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Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 1:47 PM

click to enlarge Authorities allege Jerith Sims tried to carjack a cop. - WEST COVINA POLICE
  • West Covina Police
  • Authorities allege Jerith Sims tried to carjack a cop.
Welcome to criminal university, kids.

First lesson:

While plying your trade, don't target police. We can't emphasize this enough. In fact, while committing crimes, you really want to be as far away from cops as possible. Because they have radios and lots of friends and will ultimately thwart you.

We have an example we'll study today. We'll just call these three suspects ...

... utter retards (allegedly).

Police in West Covina say the trio of teenagers tried to carjack an plainclothes cop as he drove an unmarked car on assignment yesterday afternoon.

click to enlarge Suspect Ronue Franklin. - WEST COVINA POLICE
  • West Covina Police
  • Suspect Ronue Franklin.

Really guys? Didn't notice the big guy with the handlebar mustache in the flannel shirt speaking into his sleeve in a -- oh, let's take a wild guess -- bland, late-model American car. Really?

Cops say four suspects were on foot and throwing gang signs at passing motorists on West Covina Parkway near Toluca Avenue when the officer pulled up and one of them called out a gang, reached for his waistband and told the cop to get out.

According to a West Covina police statement:

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