Crime Does Pay

Hairdresser-in-Training Accused of Basically Running an Uber for Getaway Cars

Crooks would text her and she'd be right over.
Not so much.

Not so much.

The long arm of the law has reached out and put a stop to one entrepreneurial young woman’s brilliant technology-enabled service for local burglars.

The BBC reports that 20-year-old Nicole Gibson, a “trainee hairdresser” from Donegal, allegedly went around informing local criminals that if they needed a getaway car, they could just give her a holler and she’d be right there. “She would be at home and would get a text message to pick people up,” a cop explained. Ah, ain’t the peer-to-peer economy grand? 

Basically, she was running Lyft for lifting your stolen goods away from the scene of the crime.

Prosecutors say that she participated in three robberies, carting off copper from construction sites plus a substantial haul from a local school.

Why can’t the government just let the disruptors do their thing?

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