This guy is obviously a few horns shy of a full orchestra. Gotta give him credit for being prepared though.
Denver man sentenced for child porn, ID theft
By The Denver Post
Ralph Landers, 43, of Denver was sentenced to 16 1/2 years in federal prison this week after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography, identity theft, fraud and other charges.
That is how the story begins. Most definitely a model citizen. Then it tells how the authorities got on to him originally.
Authorities became aware of Landers in March 2008, when he attempted to buy child pornography over the Internet using a fake credit card, according to court documents.
Dude, a fake credit card? He missed internet purchasing of illicit materials 101. It continues...
Investigators eventually learned Landers had tapped 114 bank and credit card accounts using stolen identities and commercial mailboxes he had rented.
He was indicted last year and pleaded guilty in February.
He was arrested after postal inspectors arranged the delivery of an order for child pornography to a post office box Landers had rented.
He was obviously working at the time...
When he was pulled over after making the pickup, inspectors found a pistol, laptop computer and computer files in his vehicle.
This is where his boy scout training comes into display.
"They also found a red tool case containing women's underwear, a grappling hook, binoculars, an expandable baton, an extensive collection of lock picks, glow sticks, duct tape, a stun gun, zip ties, a head lamp, leg cuffs and handcuffs, several condoms, and a case containing syringes and pills," according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Denver, which prosecuted the case.
Ready for anything. Remember, this was a trip to a post office box to pick up an illegal package.
You gotta love it.