Yahoo- Police arrested UCLA cornerback Ishmael Adams for allegedly stealing an Uber driver’s cell phone outside of UCPD headquarters on campus early Sunday.
Adams, a redshirt junior on the UCLA football team, was arrested about 3:30 a.m. near the Facilities Management building in central campus about a block away from the reported robbery, according to police logs. His bail was set at $100,000.
Adams was arrested about 12 minutes after the driver called police and reported the robbery. The driver also reported apparent minor injuries, police said.
Here's what I have to say about Ishmael Adams. The guy is clearly a next level thinker. Well, in the interest of the truth he's 'allegedly' a next level thinker. Unfortunately for him, that second level of thinking wasn't the highest level. He's really more a middle of the pack type thinker now that I think about it. Ishmael Adams isn't dumb, he's just not very smart either. For instance, a dumb person would try to rob an Uber driver for money not realizing that the his name and credit card information are in the app and easily traceable once the driver called the cops. On the other hand, a smart person would realize that there really isn't a good way to steal from a person that is taking you where you want to go for a relatively affordable price, and has the entire trip recorded in a third parties database. A average thief, like Ishmael Adams, would steal the phone because how can you call someone for help without a phone? Okay fine, that's the thought process of dumb person too, but hey, at least I can tell he thought about it a little bit before he did it. It's like when you are asked to show your work in middle school math. You might fail, but at least you can get a point or two for looking like you tried.
As a fellow Uber driver, who has had quite a few characters inhabiting my backseat, I have given these types of situations a lot of thought. By 'a lot' i really just mean 'obviously more than Ishmael'. I have come to the conclusion that the only bad thing that can really happen to me is death. Whatever, pretty sure if you die getting someone where they want to go in a timely manner you get a FastPass to the front of the line at the pearly gates. Anyway, everything else would just be in inconvenience. Steal my shit? Puke in my car? Try to fight me? All it takes is one little ring to the Uber God, wherever he may be, patrolling the mean streets of everywhere via some super intricate control room. I guess what I am trying to say is that if you want to be a dickhead, or a criminal, or both, just take a taxi. They are the real crooks anyway.
They're always watching Ishmael, they're always watching...