By: Susan Harris
Published: Jun 27, 2021

Dumbest Criminals

We got a list of some of the dumbest criminals in the world. What were these criminals thinking at the time they broke the law? They did the dumbest things to get arrested and thrown in jail.

A pair of would-be robbers found out first hand that timing is everything. You might say that their timing was a bit off. The two men walked into a Chevron convenience store and stole beer while four Sheriff’s deputies were watching from the counter, making them the dumbest criminals ever.

How about making a 911 call from the bathroom of a home you broke into? The Bad Guys from ‘Home Alone’ weren’t particularly good at their jobs. He called police because he was scared of the owners after they arrived at home.

Add this one to the dumb criminals file. Police say a man burglarized a home, but left something very personal behind. He left behind his cell phone and police were able to trace the phone right to him.

A women at a Chicago gas station stole another person’s credit card when they weren’t looking. She used the stolen card to pay for her gas. She didn’t know that the cameras at the pump record license tags and purchases at the pump.


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