Not all criminals are smart like Moriarty and don’t need a Sherlock to expose their antics. Sometimes, their own brains or lack of them lead to them being caught. Hard to believe, right? After all, crime requires so much planning, smartness, quick mind and what not! But then there is another class of criminals who function at a different level of dumb. Check out these 5 dumbest criminals who take dumb to a whole new level!
#1. The ‘Wanted’ Man
A man in Chicago was stopped at a red light and next to him was a police car. This man then leans over his window and asks the cops if he is ‘Wanted’ by the police. Seeing this, the cops got out of their car to chat with this man and noticed the marijuana smell coming from his car. Moreover, he also had a handgun in his driver’s seat along with an illegal assault rifle and several other unregistered weapons.
#2. The Attention Seeker
Andrew Kellet, a 23- year old car enthusiast had made numerous traffic offenses and even recorded them on video. But that’s not it, he even posted them on the internet to show off his brave work. Well then, about 80 such clips emerged wherein he could be seen doing these offenses including illegal car racing and gasoline theft.
#3. Station Raiders
You shouldn’t rob a place if you are not sure of the escape plan or if you don’t know which road to take. This was demonstrated by two robbers in in Vancouver who robbed a gas station back in 1981. They tied up the attendant and fled with the loot in a cart. But what happened next handed them a straight ticket to jail. They got lost along the way and decided to ask for directions at a gas station. But as luck would have it, this turned out to be the same gas station they had robbed. Let’s just say, the attendant didn’t let them off easy this time around.