Arrested Developments

A petty criminal demonstrated an uncanny talent for recidivism.

Not often you encounter it:
a man who passes counterfeit
one-hundred dollars bills as bail
when seeking to be sprung from jail.

While searching for an auto stolen,
cops thought he had played a role in
taking it. Though innocent,
a warrant meant to jail he went.

Now busted for a different theft,
this hooligan was sorta eff’d.
And for that previous mistake,
he offered Benjamins – both fake.

A magistrate, quite cordially,
then upped the charge to forgery. 
His destiny is manifest:
each new day brings one more arrest.

“Arrested Developments” — read by the author.

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