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Monique Armstrong's schmucky decision to break into jail

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Monique Armstrong. More photos below.
Here at Schmuck of the Week headquarters, we're all for families that stick together through thick and thin. But even this fine quality can be taken too far.

As evidence, we submit the strange story of Monique Armstrong, a twenty-year-old from Grand Junction who reacted to her brother being jailed by trying to break into the hoosgow -- not to free him, apparently, but to take his place.

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Courtesy Mesa County Sheriff's Office
Inside the Mesa County Detention Facility.
As you can see by the photo above, the Mesa County Detention Facility is not the kind of place most people would like to spend quality time. Presumably, then, eighteen-year-old Michael Armstrong, known on his Facebook page as Mikey, wasn't all that thrilled when he was taken there April 27 on suspicion of three offenses, as reported by the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel: driving under the influence of drugs, driving the wrong way and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The previous month, Monique had an unpleasant brush with the law, too: She was busted on March 22 in regard to theft and first-degree criminal trespass allegations. But she'd long since bonded out when Mikey checked into the Cross Bar Hotel.

Things changed beginning at about 4 a.m. on April 28. According to the Sentinel, Monique called 911 and told the dispatcher she was headed to the jail, where she planned to insist that deputies let her brother go and book her instead.

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Mikey Armstrong, as seen in a photo from his Facebook page.
A short time later, deputies reportedly found an abandoned vehicle near the Mesa County Justice Center. Then, an alarm sounded, alerting law enforcers to an issue along the jail's perimeter.

An escape attempt? Far from it. Monique had managed to get beyond the chain-link fencing and razor wire and was on the jail's grounds, where she broke a window and asked deputies to arrest her.

In the Sentinel's pithy phrase, "They obliged."

One more thing: Mikey Armstrong was released that morning at about 8:50 a.m., mere hours after his sister's swap offer went to hell. And we haven't heard about him wanting to trade places with her.

Ingrate. Here's a look at Monique's booking photo:

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Monique Armstrong.
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42 comments
missmonique
missmonique

And no auntie I would never beat u up :) how have u been?

missmonique
missmonique

Aunt lee why did u put bi polar do u even know what that means ? Its a mental illness like a diagnosed one from a doctor like in hospitals. Or wards such as colorado west where I have been arrested nd sent to three times but it is better than jail. I've only been to jail twice nd after I got out I was homeless cuz my mom took my stuff outta the apartment I had. U shouldn't be so quick to judge

missmonique
missmonique

Fuck all of you lol i love my brother and dont give a shit what u say nd tell my mom gina shes better than all of u fools put together !

dd214
dd214

this girl is bi-polar and not on meds despite many attempts by her family to get help from the state. This girl needs to be in a supervised group home, not put on the street to fend for herself.

NayNay Darko
NayNay Darko

I see some Angelina Jolie brother making out weirdness there, no????

Legen Dairy
Legen Dairy

Ill give her the D when she gets out. Criminals are hot.

Patrick Currah
Patrick Currah

Hopefully they dont go to hard on her, it was fucking stupid though

Amanda Fell
Amanda Fell

Lol. She clearly has some mental issues.

Nate Williams
Nate Williams

Job security....That's all there is to it lol

Eric Jones
Eric Jones

Geez a fun ride. Fine ass dummy no matter wtf

Damon Medina
Damon Medina

Didn't see that one coming. Usually visitors use the door.

Damon Medina
Damon Medina

The whole idea is to get out of jail i.e. escape. Better yet not be there in the first place.

Damon Medina
Damon Medina

Could have accomplished the same thing by getting arrested.

dd214
dd214

@missmonique sweetie, yes I know what bi-polar means, also know that you are having problems 'cause you won't STAY on your meds. Dear one, please please please listen to your Mom and get some help. We are doing okay out here. My Mom is living with us, she has dementia and lots of physical problems so it takes up most of my time taking care of her.

dd214
dd214

@missmonique  oops! not bi-polar!!! schizophrenic! Lotta difference there! Still, you need to get back on your meds. And get yourself cleaned up baby, that pic looks just awful, makes you look like you're 40!

missmonique
missmonique

Ha excuse me miss? This is monique armstrong whats ur name i see u cant put ur real name huh let me find out who the hell u are please it wont go well

missmonique
missmonique

Fuck u bud this is monique armstrong

missmonique
missmonique

Who is that? My man said must be a horror story lol

missmonique
missmonique

I was actualy diagnosed with psychosis sweetheart

dd214
dd214

@missmonique this is your aunt in Pennsylvania you twit! You wanna come out and beat up on me? Sweetie, we love you and just want you to get help.

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