The desert communities north-east of Los Angeles are rife with problems. Years ago a bunch of parolees were dumped in the area, the thinking being that this would get them away from their criminal associates in the city and give them a fresh start in life. It didn't work.
The upside to this, however, is that we now have many more opportunities for comedy.
Kenneth Coley, 39, of Rosamond, and Devin Williams, 26, of Lancaster, allegedly tried to burglarize a house in the 1100 block of East Avenue K just after midnight, Sgt. Greg Minster of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Lancaster Station said.
Coley allegedly rang the doorbell several times and kicked in the front door when no one answered, Minster said.
And that's pretty much where things went wrong.
Armed homeowner, inconveniently placed Sheriff's Deputy, getaway driver who leaves the bagman at the scene. It's like a home invasion written by the Coen Brothers. I keep picturing Steve Buscemi and William H. Macy running from the cops.
Whatta ya think? I could turn that into a script.