The age-old adage “crime doesn’t pay” is used as a reminder that if you commit a crime you’re going to pay a price, like perform community service, go to jail, pay a fine or all of the above. Then there’s the odd case of Jaquan R. Rosado, who did commit a crime -several of them in fact- and did pay a fine in the form of posting his own bail, but didn’t pay a price at all.
The East Duchess (Connecticut) Daily Voice is reporting on a bizarre turn of events in which the 24-year-old Rosado, who has been charged with six felonies, first stole a motorcycle, later was spotted driving a stolen van, crashed the van into a cop car, was taken into custody and made his way to (temporary) freedom by posting his own bail by paying it with counterfeit money! From the “you just can’t make this stuff up” files:
“A Connecticut man was charged with several felonies on Tuesday after stealing a motorcycle in Upstate New York, leading police on a chase, crashing into a police car and posting bail with counterfeit money.
State police charged Jaquan R. Rosado, 24, with six felonies. East Fishkill police charged Rosado with first-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, second-degree assault, second-degree reckless endangerment, unlawfully fleeing an officer in a motor vehicle, reckless driving and leaving the scene of property damage auto accident, the Journal says.
A Millbrook man reported that someone had stolen his Kawasaki motorcycle from his garage on Monday. The man provided police with a description of the suspect’s car, which was broadcasted to nearby patrols.
The description matched a white Ford Econoline seen on the Taconic State Parkway, and police attempted to make a traffic stop in the area. But the driver, later identified as Rosado, didn’t stop for authorities. Instead, the vehicle crossed the center median and began driving southbound in the northbound lanes.
After Rosado posted $700 cash bail and left the East Fishkill Police Department, police discovered that he had paid with counterfeit currency. Rosado was then charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument.”
The cops later found that the Ford Econoline van had been stolen from Bridgeport, Connecticut, and Rosado was in possession of counterfeit $100 bills.
Talk about a model citizen. Clearly Rosado is well on his way to becoming a productive member of society. But at least he’s learned that crime doesn’t pay,..well, at first it didn’t, but then it did, but then in the end it didn’t.
[Note: This article was written by Derrick Wilburn]