We are proud to name as this week’s Rick and Len Show Weenies of the Week… The Manitowoc Department of Human Service who (as best as I can tell from the Herald Times article) are the ones who attach the ankle monitor bracelets to juveniles in secure home detention. They are so chosen as Weenies of the Week after a 16-year Manitowoc boy allegedly burglarized a neighbor’s home on Saturday taking an iPad while he was wearing an ankle monitor bracelet.
The monitor bracelet didn’t register anything as suspicious since they had apparently set it to allow the boy to roam 150 feet around the residence. The neighbor’s home was only about 30 feet away giving him about 120 feet of leeway. After the incident, a worker reset the monitor bracelet, so the boy could only roam 75 feet…which, by my calculations, means he would still have about 45 feet of leeway if he wanted the break into the neighbor’s again. (That ought to hold ‘em!)
Of course, there is no way the Manitowoc Department of Human Service could have known the boy might be trouble other than the fact that police records show that since 2005, there have been... 216 police calls involving the same juvenile!!!
For giving the kid enough rope to hang THEMSELVES.
For being as clueless as a cold case file.
And for having a harder time seeing this coming than Stevie Wonder with a bag over his head despite it being as predictable as an episode of Murder She Wrote.
We are proud to name the Manitowoc Department of Human Service as this week's Rick and Len Show…Weenies of the Week!