The Washington Times - January 23, 2009, 08:11AM

Police in Boca Raton, Fla., recently arrested a 46-year-old man on carjacking and drug possession charges — the man’s 190th arrest in the state, the Sun-Sentinel is reporting.

Henry Farrell was arrested just before midnight Tuesday on his 46th birthday. Police said he tried to carjack a truck driver at a Starbucks.  Farrell is being held in a county detention center.


I’m not sure, but I think Florida has a three-strikes law — a third conviction puts you in the slammer for a long, long time.  But Florida must grade that law on a curve.  Eight, nine, 10 convictions … eventually they will catch up with you.  This guy is what you’d call a “curve breaker.”

Farrell was arrested for the 190th time on his 46th birthday.  Something tells me this wasn’t the first time he spent his birthday in jail.

If all of Farrell’s arrests occurred only during his adulthood, then that means he’s been arrested once every two months since he was 18, on average.  The police must have had an express processing lane with his name on it.

You know, 50% of committing a crime is trying to get away with it.  Being arrested is a sign that the criminal messed up somewhere.  Being arrested 190 times is a sign that this guy doesn’t have the aptitude for criminal work.  “Hey, Henry.  You’re not really cut out for taking people’s money and then lying about it.  Have you considered other career options?  You might try politics — you can use the skills you’ve already developed without facing all the hassles.”