Man wanted for sex crime warrants applies for sheriff’s office job

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DETROIT, MI - Finding a job can be tough. The process is even harder when you're running from the law, especially when you apply for a job at the sheriff's office.

Sounds like an idiotic move, right? It's so dumb, even the Wayne County Sheriff's Office in Michigan was shocked when John Wesley Rose turned in an application to work as a jail deputy.

"I don't know why you would do that based on his background," said Paula Bridges, WCSO spokeswoman.

Turns out, Rose was wanted back in Madison County, Kentucky for sex crimes involving a 14-year-old girl.

"I thought, 'Whoopdeedoo.' You know criminals, they just can't keep quiet," said Capt. Sam Manley from the Madison County Sheriff's Office. "That just befuddled me."

To catch Rose, Wayne County acted like they were landing a candidate.

"We contacted him said, 'We've been looking at your application. We need you to come in, take one final test and we'd be happy to hire you,'" said WCSO Chief Michael Turner. "[He] ran down here, walked right in, very quickly put the handcuffs on him."

Deputies say Rose didn't see it coming and thought he had a chance right up until the end.

"The easiest arrest we've been able to make from a dangerous person," said Turner.

Sounds like the only thing our Dumbass of the Day will be applying for in the future is parole.


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