Waitress Brianna Priddy thought that she had the worst of luck when a thief stole her wallet and ID when she was out on a night with friends. After her wallet was stolen, waitress Brianna Priddy “had nothing but trouble since she had her wallet stolen - with money, credit cards, check book and her license inside. Since then, someone had been handing out bad checks all over town,” reported Mail Online on March 7, 2013.
On Feb. 25, however, only 10 days after her wallet was stolen, waitress Brianna Priddy’s worst of luck changed into the best of luck.
On Feb. 25, 2013, waitress Brianna Priddy was working at Applebee's on the 10600 block of West Colfax in Lakewood in Colorado when four people came in, sat down, and ordered drinks, including margaritas.
When Brianna asked to see an ID, she could hardly believe what one of the girls handed her as an ID, -- her own stolen driver’s license.
To get one’s stolen ID back from the police is one thing, but that a thief would hand a stolen ID to the person from whom she stole it sets a record among one of the dumbest thieves.
Looking at her own ID, waitress Brianna Priddy tried to keep it cool even though she said that “I was shaking, I wanted to jump across the table and go at her!”
But being smarter than the "dumb criminal," Brianna didn’t say anything. She handed the ID back to the thief and told her that she’d be right back with the margarita.
Once out of sight and sound, waitress Brianna immediately called the police and while she was waiting for them to arrive, she kept the table busy with their drinks and appetizers.
“When the officers arrived and arrested the woman, they found that - bizarrely - she didn't even need the ID as she is 26-years-old.”
Age does not seem to make some thieves wiser. Not only did the female thief personally hand the stolen ID (which looked nothing like her) back to the legal owner but she also had narcotics in her possession. The 26-year-old thief is being charged with theft, identity theft, and criminal impersonation and is facing further charges for possession of narcotics and allegedly selling drugs.
Steve Davis, a police spokesperson, commented after the arrest that in more than 30 years of law enforcement, this was “one of the most bizarre coincidences” that police officers have ever seen. "Dumb criminal! That's the first [word] that comes to mind."
And what is the chance of a thief accidentally handing a stolen ID back to its owner?
For police spokesperson Steve Davis, a “shot in a million.”
And for waitress Brianna Priddy, it is the best tip she’s gotten from any customer; -- ever.
Brianna says, “Crazy. Unbelievable!”