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Quote of the Day - Getting caught is the mother of invention. - Robert Byrne

Just Blame It On Your Mother

Mothers get blamed for a lot of things, but this time, she got a bad rap.  After leading police on a high-speed chase trying to escape after robbing a bank, leaning out the window taking shots at the police and then smashing his (stolen?) Corvette into a levee, Terrence Lee Mackey, 63, blamed the whole thing on his Mom.

He wanted to see her.  Or so he said.  Just missed her. 

He had been in prison (now there's a surprise), and located outside of driving distance so his mother was unable to visit him regularly.  When asked for a defense, he replied, "I wouldn't be standing here today if I'd been sent to Florida like I asked," claiming instead that officials refused to jail him near his mother in Florida after he violated parole in 1982.   Another shocker - a parole violation. 

What about the bank robbery?  I'm guessing he wanted to give the money to his Mother.  And firing at police?  "The police were shooting at me," he said.

A classic case of self-defense.  Just in case you're wondering, Mr. Mackey will be spending the next 29 years in jail.  Likely not near his Mother, either. 

Posted by J. Craig Williams on 10/28/2005 at 18:22 Comments (0)


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