Articles Tagged With ‘Dumb criminals’




Don’t steal in front of cops

A “bad idea” led to the arrest early Saturday of two men allegedly stealing ornaments from the Capitol Christmas tree, said California Highway Patrol officials. [SacramentoBee] A passing CHP officer saw people acting suspiciously around the tree, located on the... (Continue reading)

Yep, he got even, all right

A Los Osos man retaliated against a San Luis Obispo County Superior Court judge he felt had wronged him by breaking into her home and burglarizing it, then leaving a note that led right to him, according to authorities. [Tribune]... (Continue reading)

Dumb criminal of the week found sleeping on the job

Police arrested a Grover Beach man who was discovered sleeping in a recently stolen car stocked with burglary tools and stolen items in Vallejo on Sunday. [TimesHerald] A friend of the owner of the stolen Acura Integra was jogging when... (Continue reading)

Dumb criminal of the month, tardy officer

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper chased a speeding vehicle Oct. 11 as it weaved through traffic at speeds of 120 miles an hour, reporting to dispatchers that her quarry was a Miami police car. [Miami Herald] When the chase ended... (Continue reading)

Nipomo family arrested for assaulting couple

A Nipomo mother, father and son who allegedly assaulted a couple returning from the California Mid-State Fair they mistook for someone else were arrested on Thursday. Following a fight on a bus returning to Nipomo from the fair, David Vann,... (Continue reading)

Dumb criminal of the month, child pornographer

Our dumb criminal of the month award goes to a 31-year-old man who disclosed on his application to become a California Highway Patrol officer that he viewed child pornography on the Internet. As a result, CHP officials launched an investigation... (Continue reading)

Dumb criminal of the week

Our dumb criminal of the week award goes to a man who turned himself in for an outstanding warrant with a body in the trunk of his car in suburban Denver. [KRDO] Robert L. Johnson, 40, went to jail on... (Continue reading)

Dumb criminal of the week

We love this story out of Watsonville about the guy who threatened to get more bang for his buck out of a local bank. [Santa Cruz Sentinel] Mark Smith, 59, was arrested last week, after walking into a Watsonville bank,... (Continue reading)

This week’s dumbest criminal

This week’s dumbest criminal award goes to a couple of thieves who left their clothes and a sex video of themselves at a home they allegedly burglarized in Elma, Wash. on Monday. [Seattlepi] The pair was shooting a sex video... (Continue reading)

This week’s dumbest criminal

This week’s Dumbest Criminal Award goes to a Nevada woman who was arrested for stealing a bottle of wine from a grocery store while intoxicated…and topless [San Francisco Chronicle] The aptly-named Brandi Smith, 41, of Gardnerville was arrested May 10... (Continue reading)