Crybaby's Got A Gun
PerpPlexity is a periodical celebration of criminals who have yet to reach the mastermind status — we'll settle for asking them to simply think the next time.
Turns out that child actors walk the same danger lines as child center-of-offbeat-news-stories. Usually we hear about these bizarre tales then forget them entirely once we consume the next news cycle. Terrence Philo broke the mold when he was arrested on drug and weapons charges after leading cops on a car chase.
But six years ago, Philo was embraced by the nation when his basketball coach gave him a "Crybaby Award," resulting in the coach's termination. I guess ever since that scarring moment he had to prove how tough he was by running and driving away from cops.
So now what? Arguments of causation are bound to stem from this. The kid was publicly humiliated and therefore turned to a life of crime after high school. Or perhaps that infamous basketball coach saw something in this kid that no other rose-spectacled parent or teacher saw: that he was a complete and utter whiny little brat who threw a tantrum when he didn't get his way. Who knows.
But let this be a lesson to any budding adult who made news yesteryear as a little'un: don't get in trouble. It's gonna hit the national wires.