The City Stupidity Meter is now permanently stuck at 11.
The 20-year-old man stopped by Jordan’s house minutes after he allegedly fled after an armed robbery outside a nearby Shell gas station. He arrived at Jordan’s house on foot, having run away after the robbery victim rammed his sport utility vehicle into the car carrying the suspect, police documents said.
Investigators later also connected the suspect, Elton Phillips, to an eastern New Orleans robbery and shooting by two gunmen, who critically wounded a police officer and shot the officer’s wife in the foot after breaking into their home late at night.
This is the interesting bit:
…Â investigators had difficulty interviewing Jordan, according to documents. Those reports indicate investigators repeatedly called Jordan’s cell phone over the course of three days, but he failed to answer and his voice mail was full. At one point, investigators went to Jordan’s home and rang the doorbell for 10 minutes, but no one came to the door.
At this point, it’s hard to tell who is dumber – the kid for running to the DA’s house or the DA for clamming up when he should be most cooperative and forthcoming.Â It is obvious Jordan will plead ignorance of the kid’s wrongdoing prior toÂ arriving at his house, and gets out of any culpability.Â After forcing the city to pay $3.7 million in damages for his foibles, the only honorable course of action for this DA would be immediate resignation.Â Like that’s going to happen.