But are the cops smart enough to actually catch him? Forgetting his resume behind in a stolen car might put a thief’s job hunt in park should it lead police to his whereabouts.
Jason Lapointe says his online sleuthing, using clues left behind in his stolen 2005 Dodge Neon including the possible suspect’s resume, likely offers a lead to a thief.
The 36-year-old woke up Monday to an early-morning phone call from cops saying his car was stolen from outside his northwest home.
They said thieves attracted police attention after someone reported a car stuck in a back alley near the Chinook Centre shopping mall.
Lapointe said he was told the suspects bolted when police showed up.
But in taking off, the thief or thieves left behind some items in his car including a toque, Ozzy Osborne CD, hoodie, T-shirt, stick of Old Spice deodorant and resume.
Convinced the items belonging to what he dubbed “Canada’s dumbest criminal,” he gave them to police.
“I thought this guy is extremely stupid,” he said. “I think (police) have all the information they need … you’re busted.”
But despite giving cops what he deems to be viable evidence found in his impounded car – including a photo believed to be of the individual in the resume found on the Internet – Lapointe said he is disappointed they seemed slow to act.
“I was told ‘Thank you, very much they would be given to the investigating officers when they returned to duty on Saturday,’” he said.
Police spokesman Kevin Brookwell said there was an unfortunate misunderstanding and although the information will ultimately be given to investigating officers, the investigation is not stalled until then.
“In the meantime, we’ve got (other) investigators looking into possible leads,” Brookwell said.
“It’s not like it’s sitting in a room somewhere waiting – we are currently following up on a possible suspect based on articles found in the vehicle turned over to police by the owner.”
He is not aware of any arrests made in the case.
So far, Lapointe is out nearly $1,000 due to the theft – the car’s steering column was destroyed, he was forced to take a day off work, pay for a car rental and told the $106 paid for his wheels to be impounded will only be reimbursed if a culprit is caught and found guilty of the crime. He is also missing iPod accessories and a $200 pair of sunglasses.
As for the resume and its job-garnering potential, Lapointe isn’t optimistic the author who “is just fresh out of high school,” has much experience although, “I think he worked on cars.”
He hasn’t received a reply to messages he e-mailed to the author of the resume. Maybe he is setting up some ex-friend of his, that is why it is taking so long for the cops to catch this person?