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Crime tip: When stealing a police car be sure there are no cops in it.

Tampa [Florida] police say three teenagers tried to steal an undercover police car with the officers still inside. The police report says the officers saw the teens looking into parked cars late Monday night. The officers followed them in their unmarked police vehicle, pulled into a parking lot, then waited.

Police say the teens walked toward the car with screwdrivers, a flashlight and a piece of concrete in their hand.

The officers then got out of the car and chased [them]. Two were arrested. The third got away.

via  floridatoday.com

December 9, 2008 Posted by | cops, Dumb Crook | | Comments Off on Crime tip: When stealing a police car be sure there are no cops in it.

Now let’s see. Where can I hang this sign…

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Link to Fail Blog

December 9, 2008 Posted by | Odd signs | , | Comments Off on Now let’s see. Where can I hang this sign…

Crime tip: A police training building is not a good hiding place

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When Ohio police stopped a pickup truck containing two “alleged” gas station robbers the driver surrendered but his passenger fled and attempted to enter a nearby building to hide. Police caught him on the porch before he was able to enter the building.

Did I mention the building was the Ohio State Highway Patrol training center?

via WBNS 10TV

December 9, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Crook | | Comments Off on Crime tip: A police training building is not a good hiding place

US Customs to woman: No monkeying around!!

A Spokane [Washington] woman and her mother have been convicted in federal court on charges of sneaking a rhesus monkey into the United States from Thailand. Gypsy Lawson, 29, hid the sedated young rhesus macaque under her blouse, pretending to be pregnant when she successfully passed through U.S. Customs in Los Angeles after a trip to Bangkok, Thailand.

via 1010 WINS

December 9, 2008 Posted by | Dumb Stuff | | Comments Off on US Customs to woman: No monkeying around!!

Eco-terrorists fell trees! Oh. Wait. Those are beavers…

[Austrian] Green campaigners called police after discovering an illegal logging site in a nature reserve – only to find the culprits were a gang of beavers.

Environmentalists found 20 neatly stacked tree trunks and others marked with notches for felling at a beauty-spot in Subkowy, northern Poland. But when officers followed a trail left by a tree which had been dragged away, they found a beaver dam right across the river as reported by the Austrian Times.

A police spokesman said: “The campaigners are feeling pretty stupid. There’s nothing more natural than a beaver.”

via Daily Express

December 9, 2008 Posted by | animals, Dumb Stuff | | Comments Off on Eco-terrorists fell trees! Oh. Wait. Those are beavers…