Is there a problem, officer?
Criminal: “Is there a problem, officer?”
Officer: “Yes, there is, you’re an idiot.”
I’m sure that’s what a lot of cops would love to tell criminals across the world who seem to amaze them with how stupid they can be. You’ll rarely see a criminal who makes you think: “Wow, he was really smart.” It seems that more often than not, you’re thinking how dumb criminals really are. I mean, to do something so severely against the law in the first place, you can’t be the smartest of humans. Check out some of the dumbest criminals cops have ever had to deal with!
Follow the footprints
I worked on a case where a liquor store was burglarized during a snowstorm. The cops literally followed his footprints right to his front door, looked in, and saw the stolen booze on the coffee table. (BadAndyMk3)
A young man once fled on foot in our downtown area. There was an alleyway with a very tall wrought-iron fence at the front. The young man climbed over it thinking it would slow the cops down. Didn’t matter, dead end alley. No unlocked doors accessible in the alley or via the fire escape. He effectively imprisoned himself. He slinked back to the front of the alley and peered forlornly through the wrought-iron bars of the fence at us and gave up. We had to get the building owner to come unlock the gate for us. Here’s a picture! (Greenman333)
There are so many and they all deserve the title, but this one stands out.
I investigated a robbery where the victim was trying to sell an item on craigslist. Suspect called victim, the set up a meet and promptly robbed the victim… (continued)