What happens if a criminal suspect just answers questions randomly?

Example: 

Investigator: "Do you recall the events of Tuesday night?"

Suspect: "Large pepperoni pizza"

Investigator: "So you ate pizza on Tuesday might?"

Suspect: "My mother's name is Gimpy" (jerky boys reference)

Will the police stop asking the suspect questions quickly under this scenario or just keep asking trying to break the suspect (assuming they are faking insanity)?

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  • 8 months ago

    The psychiatrist has 72 hours to decide if they should be committed.

    Simply not responding AT ALL is better.

  • D50
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    If the person has been properly cautioned, the police will use whatever they say against them as evidence. If the cops think "large pepperoni pizza" in answer to a question will hurt the defendant with the jury, they will use it. Better to keep your mouth shut than to be a smartass and risk jail.

  • 8 months ago

    They would say wrong answer and ask the same question again until the truth is brought out.

  • 8 months ago

    Let us know if that ever happens. 

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Hi I'm interested being a officer with you

  • 8 months ago

    Well, if you know you're guilty, then have a lawyer with you before saying anything. If not guilty, then be honest with their questions. 

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