Stories of dumb criminals:
Two men tried to pull the front off an ATM by running a chain from the machine to the bumper of their pickup truck. Instead of pulling the panel off the machine, however, they pulled the bumper off the truck. Scared, they left the scene of the crime. Their bumper, along with their license plate was still attached to the ATM.
A man went into a drug store and announced his intentions to commit robbery. He pulled a Hefty-bag over his face to conceal his identity. He did not, however, cut eyeholes in the mask and was tackled by a brave customer.
A man successfully broke into the basement of a bank through a street level window. In the process, however, he suffered severe lacerations from the glass. Quickly he realized that he could not get any money; he could not get back to the window from whence he came; and that if he did not get help soon he would bleed to death. He located the nearest telephone and called 911 for help.
Two men went to a new subdivision and decided to steal a refrigerator. Destroying walls and floors, they snatched a fridge from one of the houses and placed it on the back of their pickup truck. At that time, the truck became bogged down in the mud. The men decided the refrigerator was too heavy so they put it back in the house. When they returned to the truck, they realized the keys had been left in the ignition and the doors were locked. They left the running truck at the scene of the crime.
A man carrying a woman's purse was picked up on the street as he matched the description of a purse snatcher reported just a few seconds earlier. The policeman told the thief that he would be taking him to the woman for positive identification. When they returned to the scene of the crime, the criminal said, "Yes, that is the lady I robbed all right."
And MY favorite:
A man in Belgium was arrested because police suspected that he had robbed a jewelry store. The man swore he did not do it. When the police asked if he had an alibi, he explained that he had been busy breaking into a school at the same time. Police dropped the jewelry store charges and instead arrested him for breaking into the school.
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
"The robbed that smiles steals something from the thief" -Shakespea