Ford Truitt Cummings, 32, is: a) Ballsy b) Dumb c) Perhaps too dismissive of the brainpower of Nacogdoches cops d) All of the above, mixing together in a marvelous piece of East Texas humanity
We've got to go with d) here, folks. Maybe your assessment will differ.
We do know this, via KTRE: Cummings approached the Nacogdoches County Jail Around midnight Tuesday.
Once inside, as jailers took note of the pistol in his belt, Cummings informed them he was a drug-enforcement agent and he needed to have an inmate released to his custody right now.
Potential flaw in his plan: "Tucked in the belt" is not the usual method for DEA agents to carry their guns. Holsters of some type are preferred.
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Plus, DEA agent Cummings seemed to have no ID of any kind on him. Maybe he was deeply, deeply undercover, but what he really was was in a world of shit.
The gun upped the charges nicely; he was hit with third-degree carrying of a prohibited weapon and third-degree impersonating a public servant.
If only he'd stopped by a convenience store for a "Female Body Inspector" ID, he might have got away with it.