Convicted felons can’t own guns in most cases. RF believes that to be an unreasonable infringement on the Second Amendment, but I’m more or less comfortable with that restriction — and this guy is one reason why. Depree Johnson (bottom), is a convicted felon, barred from possessing firearms or ammunition. But that didn’t stop him from stealing those heaters from the unsuspecting victims of his burglary habit, namely a group of senior citizens. Police already suspected him of the robberies, but when he posted this selfie to Instagram, 5-0 swooped in and snapped him up . . .
Once they had information that led them to Johnson’s Lake Worth home, they recovered “numerous pieces of jewelry … (including) watches, charms, necklaces and loose diamonds, as well as two stolen firearms,” according to a report by the sheriff’s office.
Officials said they recovered about $250,000 in jewelry, electronics and firearms.
Johnson faces 142 counts of possession of weapons/ammunition by a convicted felon, among other charges.
When investigators asked Johnson for his occupation as they were writing the arrest report, he replied with one word: “Thief.”
Besides the fact that Johnson is already heading to jail for a very long time for his thievery and other associated charges, I really hope they tack on a few extra years for the firearms handling rules violations. I think I can see almost all of the rules being broken at the same time in this one photo, and the effect is akin to someone scratching their nails across a chalkboard.
Lessons we can take away from this case? Don’t steal guns. Don’t steal guns with a felony conviction on your record. And definitely don’t post pictures of the guns your felonious ass stole for all the world to see.