Dumb Criminals are performing stupid crimes all the time. Here is a list of 10 stupid criminal stories.
#1 Firefighters said it can’t get more ironic than this – an arsonist breaks into a convenience store, steals scratch-off lottery tickets, tries to cover his tracks by setting a fire, and in the process, sets himself on fire.
#2 Robber walked in to a store with duct tape wrapped around his head to conceal his face. The store manager had some duct tape of his own. He had a wooden club wrapped with duct tape that eventually sent the suspect fleeing the store. A store employee chased Duct Boy to the parking lot, tackled him and held him in a choke position until police arrived.
#3 Burglar breaks into a home and rifled gems from a jewelry box and helped himself to a check book, but the vodka and valium he had already downed that morning was taking its toll. And when the stunned homeowner came upstairs, she found him fast asleep under her bed.
#4 A woman stepped out of her car to talk to an officer about a crime she witnessed. While her back is turned, a man in a black cap carrying a big stick walked past her and and jumped into her car. The officer banged on the hood – to try to get the man to stop, but he got away. He was caught the next day.
#5 A policeman and his drug sniffing dog were invited to a Boy Scouts meeting for a demonstration. One of the boy’s mothers was arrested for having marijuana in her purse.
#6 Robber holds up a liquor store and demands all the money. Clerk gives him the money then the robber demands a bottle of scotch. The clerk refuses unless the robber shows him ID to verify his age. Robber showed his ID.
#7 Woman’s car is stolen with her mobile phone in it and she reports it to the police. Police call the thief on the phone saying they were responding to a news paper ad to buy the car. Thief shows up to sell the car.
#8 Two robbers enter a store and one screams “Nobody move or I’ll shoot!” His partner moved, he got shot.
#9 Guy breaks out of jail and goes to his girlfriend’s house. He accompanied her to court the next day on a charge she faced. While at court he went outside to smoke a cigarette, she couldn’t find him and had him paged. Two cops recognized the name and arrested him.
#10 Bank robber stuffed a bag of money down his pants. The teller put an exploding dye pack in the bag. The dye pack exploded.Ouch! He didn’t make it out the door.
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