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A burglar shot in the butt by cops who caught him inside a Queens home is asking for $10 million for his trouble. Felix Perez, 38, is being held at Rikers Island on burglary and assault charges, and claims he’s unable to get a good night’s sleep. Perez, who allegedly stole rings, watches, earrings and a chain from the house, says in his Manhattan Federal Court lawsuit that he now suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and has ‘nightmares of being killed by officers and fear of anyone in uniform’. The Crown Heights resident, who is acting as his own lawyer, states in the lawsuit: ‘I was shot by an officer of the 104th Precinct while trying to flee the scene of a burglary. ‘I was unarmed and showed no intention of harming anyone nor did I make any hand gestures indicating that I was armed or dangerous’. Perez already had six burglary arrests when cops found him in August lurking through a home on 66th Street near Hull Avenue in Maspeth, reports the New York Post. The resident noticed a man walking through her child’s bedroom on a live surveillance-video feed she was monitoring on her phone and called the cops.

We looked at the headline of the story and thought that this idiot’s lawyer should be locked up. Mirabile dictu, he has been. Bonus fun: a guy who lied his way into Princeton as a 31 year old is back in jail for the umpteenth time. Where’s 3 strikes? Why aren’t these serial-offender nuts locked up for life?

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