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Bumbling would-be burglar fails to break into store with large rock

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Date: February 16th, 2017

burglarA bumbling burglar was caught on camera failing to break into a Massachusetts market using a large rock.

The Norwood Police Department shared surveillance footage of a man dressed in a hooded sweatshirt as he attempted to break into a local market by hurling a large rock through a glass door.

“He has the ability to hurl a 10 pound boulder, multiple times, but lacks the strength to provide proper trajectory in order to gain entry,” police said.

The man was eventually able to send the boulder through the glass door after three failed attempts, but couldn’t create a large enough hole to enter the building.  More

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Burglary suspect rescued from home’s chimney

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Date: January 31st, 2017

chimneyPolice in California arrested an alleged bad-luck burglar who ended up trapped inside a home’s chimney and abandoned by his accomplices.

The Ridgecrest Police Department said officers were dispatched to a home Sunday on a report of a triggered burglary alarm, and police received a phone call moments later from a woman who reported her friend was trapped in a chimney at the same address where the alarm was triggered.

Officers arrived on the scene and discovered Keith Schultz, 28, trapped in the chimney. They said the woman who called police was gone by the time they arrived.

Police said Schultz apparently became trapped in the chimney while trying to break into the residence.  More

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Teen named ‘Cheese’ robs pizza delivery guy of 2 pies at gunpoint

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Date: January 30th, 2017

cheeseA teenager was arrested and charged as an adult after robbing a pizza delivery guy.

17-year-old Sheldon Cheese of Pennsylvania, is facing felony charges after robbing the pizza delivery driver at gunpoint.

Cheese, who lives in York, was identified as the suspect after he left his wallet and identification card in a friend’s car.

Police said that Cheese knocked on the pizza delivery driver’s window, and when the victim got out of his car, the accomplice, Logan Alexander, 18, pointed a gun.  More

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Men Pocket Dial 911, Discuss Plot To Rob BBQ Joint

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Date: December 17th, 2016

bbqKentucky – Two Kentucky men were arrested on Saturday after they accidentally called 911, tipping off authorities to their alleged plan to rob a BBQ restaurant where the local police chief happened to be dining.

Robert Bourne and David Grigsby were sitting in their car outside of Brothers’ BBQ in Danville when the emergency function on one of their phones inadvertently connected with a 911 dispatcher, according to LEX-18.

The dispatcher listened in to the call and heard the two men allegedly discussing places they might rob, including Brothers’ BBQ.

Authorities determined where the call originated and contacted Danville police chief Tony Gray, who, as it turned out, was enjoying a meal inside the mentioned restaurant.  More

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Burglary suspects tried to sell stolen goods at victim’s pawn shop

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Date: August 5th, 2016

pawnCLARKSVILLE, TENN. – Two people were arrested Tuesday after they tried to pawn items at a Riverside Drive pawn shop that belonged to the pawn shop owner.

According to a report from Clarksville Police, Jeremy Allen Watts, 30, and Jessica Faye Heady, 24, visited the Cash America Pawn shop on Riverside Drive with several items to pawn.

The pawn shop owner and victim, Edward Dial, recognized the items and went home, the report said.

There, he noticed that someone had broken into his residence and taken several items, the report said.  More

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Is this America’s dumbest criminal?

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Date: July 19th, 2016

dumbCleveland – An anti-Donald Trump protester became the first to be arrested in Cleveland on Monday – but not over a security breach.

Kathy Wray Coleman instead was picked up on an outstanding felony warrant, an officer told Daily Mail Online.

The arrest emphasized the scale of law enforcement activity in the city, where more than 5,000 officers have been deployed to keep order.

Public records suggest that the felony Coleman was wanted on involved almost hitting police officers with her car while allegedly fleeing from them.  More

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Would-Be Bank Robber Crashes Getaway Car into Cop Car

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Date: July 10th, 2016

princePrince Conteh, 26, of Lowell, Massachusetts, entered a Bank of America in Hempstead at about 11:50 a.m. and demanded cash from a woman employee, Nassau County detectives said. He was armed with a shotgun, they said.

The employee refused to allow Conteh to enter the teller area, so he left the bank empty-handed, police said.

While making his getaway, Conteh crashed his car into a Hempstead patrol car.

He continued driving, but struck a utility pole.  More

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Dumb thief leaves his own car keys in vehicle he burglarized

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Date: February 21st, 2016

williamA dumb car thief, William Michael Leavitt, was arrested after leaving his car keys in his victim’s vehicle, police in Utah said.

Police in Washington City, were called when a man found a set of keys that did not belong to him on the driver’s seat of his car.

The man also reported that some items from his car were stolen.

Police said that they have also received calls from other people in the neighborhood who reported that their cars had been broken into and burglarized.  More

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Powerball lotto winner’s boyfriend posts $12M bond in fourth bail-out since she won $188M jackpot

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Date: January 1st, 2016

mcdowNorth Carolina – A Powerball winner’s boyfriend posted a $12 million bond Friday in his fourth time getting bailed out since her jackpot, according to reports.

Lamar (Hot Sauce) McDow, 31, is accused of arranging a street race Saturday, and police said he was arrested Tuesday for violating the terms of his pre-trial release on earlier charges, WECT-TV reported.

McDow’s live-in girlfriend, Shallote resident Marie Holmes, collected an $88 million lump sum payment after taxes for winning a $188 million jackpot in February.

Her beau walked free on a $3 million bond weeks later and got out of jail on a $6 million bond in August.  More

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Couple Left Name In Gallery Guestbook Before Robbery

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Date: October 25th, 2015

guest bookPALM BEACH, Florida – Authorities say a man and woman left the woman’s name and telephone number in the guestbook of a South Florida art gallery before stealing about $6,000 worth of jewelry.

Palm Beach police say 24-year-old Megan Ohara and 19-year-old David Ziskowski took a bracelet and a ring Sunday from the Attila JK exhibition at the ICFA Gallery.

They were spotted a short time later at a nearby grocery, and police reported finding the jewelry in the woman’s purse.  More

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World’s most stupid bank robber asks cashier to put money in to his own bank account

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Date: September 13th, 2015

stupidUK – Paul Neaverson, 61, walked in to a branch of NatWest in Rainham, Kent and held a knife to the cashier’s neck.

However he was caught out when he asked the clerk to transfer the money in to his own bank account.

And why did he do it? Because he needed money to book a flight to Corfu for a job interview as a golf coach. Of course.

Maidstone Crown Court heard that during the terrifying raid the cashier managed to hit the panic button.  More

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Shotgun-wielding man tries to rob deli, gets chased away by employees

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Date: September 8th, 2015

shotgunNew York – A shotgun-wielding man who walked into a Manhattan deli Tuesday morning and announced that he was robbing the place was chased away by employees, police said.

Police said the robber got spooked and left the deli at 851 Lexington Ave. in the ritzy Lenox Hill neighborhood with no money and with the employees in tow.

A photo taken from a surveillance camera shows the man wearing a sleeveless T-shirt and carrying the gun.  More

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Burglar is arrested after breaking into sleeping cop’s home

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Date: September 8th, 2015

perkinsUK – Meet Britain’s dumbest criminal.

Bungling burglar Jamie Perkins felt the long arm of the law when he broke into a police officer’s home.

Perkins, 39, was quickly collared after waking up Officer Stacy Bolton who was at home sleeping on her day off.

Police Community Support Officer Bolton shouted at Perkins and chased him from her home before he was arrested, reported the Daily Mirror.  More

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Man Loses Hat During Police Chase, Arrested After Returning To Crime Scene To Look For It

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Date: May 26th, 2015

Category: Dumb Crooks

montgomeryEASTLAKE, Ohio — An 18-year-old Willoughby man eluded police officers during a pursuit, but was taken into custody when he returned to the crime scene for his lost hat, police said.

Otha Montgomery (picture) was arrested in connection with the incident that happened about 2:15 a.m. Tuesday. He is being held at the Lake County Sheriff’s Office on a $3,500 bond.

An officer tried to stop Montgomery’s car after he ran a red light on SOM Center Road, according to an arrest report.  More

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Craigslist Ads Sink Man Offering Fake $20 Bills

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Date: April 16th, 2015

Category: Dumb Crooks

tonyFlorida – A 20-year-old man who allegedly manufactured phony $20 bills in his Florida bedroom is facing federal charges after investigators were tipped to a Craigslist ad he placed offering “Legit counterfeit $$,” according to court records.

Tony Torbert is accused of running his counterfeiting operation from his family’s Merritt Island home, where agents last week seized an HP inkjet printer Torbert said he used to create the fake bills.

When investigators arrested Torbert, he said, “I’m gonna go ahead and make it easy on you guys. The printer is in my bedroom,” according to a U.S. District Court complaint.

Torbert told agents that he worked alone and had been making counterfeit currency “since he was in high school.” Torbert estimated that he had produced $20,000 in phony bills over the past few months.  More

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