STUPID: A child rapist videotapes his crime against a 3-year-old girl. STUPIDER: "Losing" that tape.
STUPIDEST: Prime suspect in child rape driving a car without license plates, carrying somebody else's driver's license, in the same town where his crime was committed ... and not shaving his trademark Thin-Man mustache.
Yep, Chester Arthur Stiles, accused in the videotaped rape of a 3-year-old named Madison, was busted during a routine traffic stop in Las Vegas last night. When the cop noticed that he bore no resemblance to the person on the driver's license, he 'fessed up. "Hey, I'm Chester Stiles," he said. "I'm the guy you're looking for. I'm sick of running."
Stiles now faces 21 possible felony charges and a wrathful community. In Vegas, you can bet they're taking odds on the outcome.
In the end, though, it turns out that Chet wasn't the knife-wielding survivalist he painted himself to be. Instead, he was a victim of his own stupidity -- again. Never take him alive? Ha.
If he proves to be Madison's rapist -- and his homemade videotape will be his most damning witness -- may prison life prove to be a life lesson for Chet about what it feels like to be powerless and exploited.