10 stupidest crimes ever! (Part 1)

Apr 25, 2012, 14:31 IST | A Correspondent

They say 'Never underestimate the power of stupidity' and in the case of these 'master criminals' the expression makes perfect sense. Have a laugh or two as we present to you those who don't deserve to belong in the world of crime at all...


New Facebook post: I am now a bank robber!
A bank robber in the US dubbed the 'Where's Waldo' is as dumb as they come -- the bandit was arrested after boasting about his raid on Facebook.

FBI agents seized Ryan Homsley after he updated his status message, as 'I'm now a bank robber', according to news reports.

CCTV footage from a branch in Tualatin, near Portland, Oregon showed Homsley standing at the counter in red striped jumper with thick glasses and shaggy mop of brown hair. Homsley declared on his page that he was committing the robbery to pay medical bills and even posted one of the bank surveillance photos as his profile picture.

Friends said Homsley was a diabetic and was desperate for money to pay for his medical treatment. He was arrested by FBI agents two days after the bank raid while receiving treatment at hospital.

Thief steals CCTV cameras filming him!
A clumsy thief has been labelled Britain's dumbest criminal after he was caught on film allegedly stealing the very security cameras which filmed him.

Armed with little more than a Swiss Army knife, the hapless thief spent four hours dismantling the equipment seemingly unaware his every move was being caught on camera.

The owner, a solicitor who is converting the premises into offices for his law firm, said: "Originally I was frustrated. But when I saw the footage I thought it was hilarious. The criminal underworld is going to be upset - he is giving them a bad name. He is practically kissing the camera at one stage," he added.

A thief with a resume!
A teen left a store with two video games without paying for them.

When the police inquired at the store, a staffer gave them the CV of the suspect and revealed that he had applied for a job at the store sometime back. Cops went to the address mentioned on the CV and charged the youngster with shoplifting. 

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