10 stupidest crimes ever! (Part 3)

Apr 25, 2012, 15:14 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...


Dumb thief covers fingerprints but shows face to security cameras!

A burglar in New York, who wore athletic socks to avoid leaving fingerprints, has been caught in security cameras that clearly show his face.


"He's not a mastermind," local pizza shop owner Rico Intravaia was quoted as saying. Rico had lost 100 dollars to the young man after he smashed a glass door with a rock in his shop, a pizzeria, in Long Island. As the alarm sounded, the fleeing burglar dropped 10 dollars - and left behind one of his socks.

"It's like something from that TV show, 'America''s Dumbest Criminals','' Intravaia said.

Bakery robber traps himself in locked storeroom!
A bumbling would-be robber broke into a bakery in Australia only to find himself trapped in a locked storeroom.

The young man, was captured on CCTV footage desperately stacking up containers and shelves to climb out of the skylight, from where he had entered.

The footage also shows him desperately making calls from his mobile phone, presumably asking friends to come and help him escape. He eventually broke out of the room with a large gash on his head, but only after noticing the security camera and looking directly into the lens and leaving a clear image of himself.

Follow the cops!
This man certainly deserves a 'Dumbest offender in the World' award. A car followed a police vehicle into the police station where the driver got out and started discussing a relationship problem with the cops.

The man looked tipsy and a blood-alcohol test confirmed that he was drunk. The man, 35, was charged with drunken driving, fined 1800 dollars and barred from driving for 16 months.

And the 'Dumbest Criminal Ever Award' goes to...
A burglar from Melbourne has been dubbed as the nation's dumbest crook ever after he left a trail of clues at the scenes of his crime.

Andrew Bawden, 36, of Bendigo, Victoria, had within an hour of being charged and bailed over other break-ins, gone back to doing his former trade - busting into cars and houses and robbing offices and a cathedral.

But his one-man crime wave was discovered when he dropped his police charge sheet at one crime scene, and the DVD of his police interview at another. 

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