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The World's Stupidest Criminals


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#1    Saru

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Posted 25 August 2002 - 01:51 PM

Here are a number of true stories - showing just how stupid some criminals can be.   :s02

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When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a motor home parked on a Seattle street, he got much more than he bargained for. Police arrived at the scene to find an ill man curled up next to a motor home near spilled sewage. A police spokesman said that the man admitted to trying to steal gasoline and plugged his hose into the motor home's sewage tank by mistake. The owner of the vehicle declined to press charges, saying that it was the best laugh he'd ever had.
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A woman was reporting her car as stolen, and mentioned that there was a car phone in it. The policeman taking the report called the phone and told the guy that answered that he had read the ad in the newspaper and wanted to buy the car. They arranged to meet, and the thief was arrested.
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David Posman, 33, was arrested recently in Providence, R.I, after allegedly knocking out an armored car driver and stealing the closest four bags of money. It turned out they contained $800 in PENNIES, weighed 30 pounds each, and slowed him to a stagger during his getaway so that police officers easily jumped him from behind.
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Drug-possession defendant Christopher Johns, on trial in March in Pontiac, Michigan, said he had been searched without a warrant. The prosecutor said the officer didn't need a warrant because a "bulge" in Christopher's jacket could have been a gun. Nonsense, said Christopher, who happened to be wearing the same jacket that day in court. He handed it over so the judge could see it. The judge discovered a packet of cocaine in the pocket and laughed so hard he required a five-minute recess to compose himself.
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Clever drug traffickers used a propane tanker truck entering El Paso from Mexico. They rigged it so propane gas would be released from all of its valves while the truck concealed 6,240 pounds of marijuana. They were clever, but not bright. They misspelled the name of the gas company on the side of the truck.
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Oklahoma City -Dennis Newton was on trial for the armed robbery of a convenience store in a district court this week when he fired his lawyer. Assistant district attorney Larry Jones said Newton, 47, was doing a fair job of defending himself until the store manager testified that Newton was the robber. Newton jumped up, accused the woman of lying and then said, "I should of blown your [expletive] head off." The defendant paused, then quickly added, "-if I'd been the one that was there." The jury took 20 minutes to convict Newton and recommend a 30-year sentence.
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R.C. Gaitlin, 21, walked up to two patrol officers who were showing their squad car computer equipment to children in a Detroit neighborhood. When he asked how the system worked, the officers asked him for a piece of identification. Gaitlin gave them his driver's license, they entered it into the computer, and moments later they arrested Gaitlin because information on the screen showed that Gaitlin was wanted for a two-year-old armed robbery in St. Louis, Missouri.


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Posted 25 August 2002 - 03:18 PM

No wonder they couldn't get money on a normal way!  :s2 ;D

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Posted 25 August 2002 - 07:58 PM

lol :s2 :sk
The one where the guy sucked up sewage made me lol.
:shThe best punishment those criminals could get, is press coverage in there home town, to show all who might know them just how stupid they are.
It would probably take more years to live it down then they would serve in prison.
In the press in England there was a guy, who was reported by over 20 people, having intercorse with a goat, he was right next to a train line and as the train went by all the passengers saw what he was up to and in the age of the mobile phone he was arrested within 10mins.
All his friends were interviewed in the papers.
That guy will have to change his name and have plastic surgery if he ever wants to go back to his home town ;D
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Posted 26 August 2002 - 04:11 AM

:s2 Good find SaRuMaN :s2

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Posted 26 August 2002 - 11:58 AM

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A woman was reporting her car as stolen, and mentioned that there was a car phone in it. The policeman taking the report called the phone and told the guy that answered that he had read the ad in the newspaper and wanted to buy the car. They arranged to meet, and the thief was arrested.


[blue]Love it. You gotta feel kinda sorry for that guy. His mother must love him.[/blue] :s03


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