Today’s winner is from Pennsylvania.
A robbery victim startled his alleged gunman in court Tuesday and cracked up a Lehigh County jury by delivering a simple, but unexpected, answer.
Philome Cesar, representing himself in a case in which he’s charged with robbing 25 area hotels, convenience stores and other businesses in a three-month period last year, asked Daryl Evans to describe what the robber sounded like.
“He sounded like you,” said Evans, a night auditor who was robbed at gunpoint around 3 a.m. on June 30, 2010, at the Holiday Inn Express on Hamilton Boulevard in South Whitehall Township.
Cesar paused. Jury members looked at each other and broke into laughter.
Moments later, Cesar, 32, of Bethlehem, asked one of the 19 other witnesses who testified Tuesday to also describe what the robber’s voice sounded like. After Charlotte Sine answered, “It sounded exactly like you,” drawing more snickering, Cesar stopped cross-examining the robbery victims with that question.
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I understand it was Abraham Lincoln who said “He who represents himself has a fool for a client”. Methinks Mr. Cesar has just proved the late President correct, yet again . . .