Fall River Remains Home To Area’s Stupidest Criminals

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When police accuse you of committing armed robbery at four convenience stores in one weekend, you want to make sure you have a good excuse prepared. Perhaps you’re raising money for a child’s organ transplant. Maybe you’re trying to save a widow from foreclosure.

Not Richard Ormond.

While being interviewed by police, Ormond admitted to robbing the stores while armed with a knife because he felt threatened by the clerks, Santos said. Ormond told the detectives that he thought the clerk at S&K had a gun, Santos said, so he grabbed his knife and jumped over the counter.

So not only does he think self-defense is a good legal defense for an armed robbery spree, he also brings a knife to what he thinks is a gun fight.


At the end of the day, we’re a bit torn about ridiculing stupid criminals. If anything, we as a society should encourage our criminals not to put a lot of thought into their crimes, because it makes it that much easier to take them out of circulation.

The question becomes, if these folks become smarter, will they choose not to go on armed robbery sprees…or will they just make sure not to leave their cellphones at the scene of their crimes?

Regardless, this particular cognitively-challenged individual should be out of circulation for a bit…

Ormond was arraigned Tuesday in Fall River District Court on charges that included armed robbery, armed assault to rob and armed and masked robbery. He was ordered held on $100,000 cash bail, court records said.

By our count, that’s 10,000 rolls of quarters.

-Tristan Pinnock, Blast Rive Correspondent


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