The ones that didn't get away
The idea of good guys and bad guys is as old as society itself. From the time we play cops and robbers as kids to the sheer obsession with crime we see in our daily lives, be it in the news or in almost every TV show and film, law and order is an omnipresent theme. In fact, our entire existence is built around the enforcement of these basic rules that govern our towns and countries. At the end of the day, it’s how we keep things fair.
But life isn’t always fair, especially not for those who choose to break these rules for their own personal gain. And justice can have a sense of humor, especially when the criminals in question aren’t the brightest in the bunch. Just listen to the ridiculous ways these poor perps got apprehended.
Stopped in Their Tracks
I once had a group of teenagers smashing a tram stop in a city centre. They saw me and ran onto the oncoming tram thinking I couldn’t keep up with it and they would be safe.
The tram driver saw what they had been doing on approach and once he pulled up just stayed stationary and locked the doors from the cabin once they were inside ….
Teenage kids looked white as ghosts when I was stood smiling other side of the door.
Parents of said teenagers looked even worse. 🙂 (Liam15730)
Light It Up
Back in the ’90’s there was a fashion for trainers [sneakers] that had red lights in the sole/heel that lit up with every step. One night we had a call to a burglary and the lad doing the burgling was wearing these trainers. He ran off across some nearby wasteland, helpfully signaling every step………………………………………….. (GridDown3)
I once had a guy who was wanted for sexually molesting a dog. He tried to hide by escaping onto his roof and laying down face down at night. Problem was he was n*ked and we just had 10 inches of snow. (knowledgekills12)
Imagine it was easy to find him as the dog was repeatedly barking, “Roof roof roof” (thatsawhocares)