America's dumbest criminals

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« on: 18/12/2008 13:18:59 »
I realise there must be some pretty stiff competition for the title, but, these must be in the running...

"How To Commit Armed Robbery In Six Easy Steps."

DECEMBER 12--After a trio of Ohio women was busted earlier this week following a botched robbery attempt, cops searched the group's getaway car and discovered printed instructions downloaded from the Internet that detailed "How To Commit Armed Robbery In Six Easy Steps." The seized instructions, a copy of which you'll find below, were printed Monday morning at 10:16, about 11 hours before the women sought to hold up the Dollar Tree store in Bedford Heights. When a manager claimed that she could not open the store safe, the alleged robbers--Jocelyn Addison, 19; Nia McBrayer, 21; and Jenniffer Watson, 18--departed empty-handed. Though the downloaded list was clearly written tongue-in-cheek, the suspects, who had masks, a plan, and a bb gun, apparently followed some of its suggestions. According to a December 8 Bedford Police Department report, Addison, McBrayer, and Watson were apprehended in a vehicle about a mile from the convenience store. Each woman was charged with robbery

read the guide here
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2008/1212082guide1.html

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« Reply #1 on: 19/12/2008 00:04:51 »
I seem to recall the case of a would-be U.S. thieve who wrote down his "give me all the money in the safe" message on the back of one of his old payslips.  After being told that the safe was on a time-lock, he left empty-handed.  Empty-handed in that not only did he leave without any money, but he also left without his demand note.

I also seem to recall the case of another robbery where the perp was wearing his work clothes, which were not only emblazoned with his employer's logo, but also carried his name badge.
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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« Reply #2 on: 19/12/2008 03:19:46 »
ENGLAND'S DUMBEST COPS

Three 12-year olds in England “found themselves hauled into a police station and locked in cells for up to two hours. Their shoes were removed and mugshots, DNA samples, and mouth swabs were taken.” reports the Daily Mail. Their crime: climbing a tree. The Queen’s tree, apparently.

Officers told the children they had been seen damaging the tree which is in a wooded area of public land near their homes.

Questioned by police, the scared friends admitted they had broken some loose branches because they had wanted to build a tree house, but said they did not realise what they had done was wrong.

NOW, HOW IN THE HECK AR KIDS GOING TO BE KIDS?????
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« Reply #3 on: 19/12/2008 13:47:17 »
Stupid criminals are amusing but stupid police forces are not, especially when they're in denial about their incompetence and do anything they can to cover up their mistakes.  They're becoming a law unto themselves instead of enforcers the law.  Organisations with so much power and authority need to be controlled to protect everyone else but the police forces in the U.K. seem to out of control.

I'm very sorry to admit that I've gone from supporting the police to fearing them.
...And its claws are as big as cups, and for some reason it's got a tremendous fear of stamps! And Mrs Doyle was telling me it's got magnets on its tail, so if you're made out of metal it can attach itself to you! And instead of a mouth it's got four arses!

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« Reply #4 on: 15/12/2011 17:58:51 »
Here's one...
http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-12-05/news/chi-robber-tussles-with-martialarts-expert-gets-beaten-and-shot-20111205_1_arts-robber-burglary-cases


Apparently the suspect decided to mug a Martial Arts Expert.  Had he kept the intended victim contained in the car, it might have gone well.  However, at some point he demanded the victim exit from the car.  At which point, the mugger was badly beaten, and managed to get shot with his own gun in his own foot.

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« Reply #6 on: 08/01/2012 02:58:36 »
The British take the the award for stupid criminals this week.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8994548/Robber-hands-gun-to-cashier-by-mistake-during-robbery.html

Apparently a crook walked into a London bank, demanded £700,000 in cash,
Then rather than handing the teller a bag for the cash, he handed the teller his gun by mistake.

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« Reply #7 on: 08/01/2012 19:41:18 »
Apparently a crook walked into a London bank, demanded £700,000 in cash,
Then rather than handing the teller a bag for the cash, he handed the teller his gun by mistake.

Was his name Williams?
 
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