I like writing about dumb criminals – I’ve done it several times. Technically, crime isn’t funny… but sometimes, you just can’t help but shake your head and laugh at the crazy things some criminals try to pull off.
Lowe’s and… a Nudist Colony
Milton Hodges tried to rob a Lowe’s Home Improvement store in Orlando, Florida. When he tried to escape, though, he hopped over a fence into the Cypress Cove Nudist Resort and Spa. Because he was the only one wearing clothes, police picked him out of the crowd immediately.
Lying in One Language
In Calgary, a woman called the police – her jewelry was missing, all her electronics were gone and there was a smashed window where the criminal must have come in. When police officer Charanjit Meharu arrived, the woman explained the situation in English.
Then, her father called.
The woman started speaking in French to her father, saying that it was all a scam in order to get insurance money… but she didn’t know that Officer Meharu spoke six languages, and French was one of them.
The Heart Attack Confession
A Nashville man was having a heart attack and thought he was going to die, so he made a deathbed confession – he accepted responsibility for killing a woman in Tennessee 17 years prior.
But the man, James Washington, didn’t die – and his confession held up in court.
The Molotov Cocktail Accident
A Florida man, Craig Aylesworth, tried to toss a Molotov cocktail into his neighbor’s trailer. He had pretty good aim, but the winds shifted. The flames traveled into Aylesworth’s yard, burning two cars, a pickup truck and a travel trailer. Aylesworth was charged with arson and arrested, which is probably good – the fire burned his trailer to the ground, too.
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