By Carlos Gamino

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that on occasion, I like to have a good laugh—especially when I share stories of criminals who really didn’t put too much thought into what they were doing.

Luckily for all of us, I’ve found a great batch of stories that will leave you (and probably left some of them) in stitches.

Ninja Caught on Camera Stealing a Sword

Let me start off by telling you that there are nine ninjas in this picture. Nine.

Dumb Criminals 2016 - Attorney Carlos Gamino

Unfortunately, my favorite Fall 2016 criminal isn’t one of them. Instead, this guy got caught stealing a katana sword from a comic book store in Alaska… and the store (and police) have it all on video.

Also, people steal some really weird stuff in Alaska, including $7,000 worth of snakes and $120,000 worth of hockey sticks.

Aspiring Weatherman Starts Forest Fire, Burns His Budding Career to Ashes

A Kentucky man who dreamed of becoming a weatherman ended up having police rain on his parade after he lit a forest fire to get attention for his Facebook videos.

“He likes to do Facebook videos and have people follow him on his ‘weather forecast,’ so that’s pretty much why he did what he did. He enjoyed the attention he got from the Facebook stuff,” explained Jenkins Police Chief James Stephens.

Tutu Bandit Dances Away From the Scene of the Crime

A man wearing little more than a tutu hopped over a fence and began to gorge himself on fruit—and then he and his pal (who was dressed in ordinary street clothes, by the way) tried to cover the surveillance camera with a box. Too little, too late, it seems—the camera had already recorded the pair, who are now at large.

What Do You Think?

What’s your favorite story out of this batch? Got any of your own? I’d love to hear them, so please, feel free to share on my Twitter feed or on my Facebook page.

Carlos Gamino