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Boise man don’t need no stinking gun…

A Boise man who caught someone trying to steal two guns from his unlocked pickup chased him down and sat on him until police arrived.

via OregonLive.com.

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September 12, 2011 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Boise man don’t need no stinking gun…

Eat your heart out, Parkland Library ladies.

 

 

The man in this mugshot is serving 10 days in an Iowa jail for not returning 27 library items, valued at $770.67, when repeated attempts to contact him went ignored. Adding insult to injury the court ordered him to pay restitution plus a $625 fine.

via  The Smoking Gun.

September 3, 2011 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Eat your heart out, Parkland Library ladies.

Atts’a some spicy pizza!

A Medford pizza shop owner is facing charges after police allegedly found about 250 pounds of marijuana, with a value of more than $750,000, in 11 cardboard boxes in his pickup truck last week, prosecutors said today.

via Prosecutors: Medford pizza shop owner had 250 pounds of marijuana from Metro Desk.

September 1, 2011 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Atts’a some spicy pizza!

You mean this isn’t a motel?

Police in Tennessee were called to a funeral home where workers found two intruders sleeping inside caskets.

One man escaped, but police caught and arrested Barrett Lance Hartsock, who was charged with burglary and vandalism over $1,000.

via 2 Intruders Found Sleeping In Funeral Home Caskets.

According to police the two did $9000 in damage to the two caskets. Maybe because the funeral home didn’t want to sell two slightly used caskets?

August 25, 2011 Posted by | Creepy, Dumb Crook, Uncategorized | Comments Off on You mean this isn’t a motel?

It’s so important to start your marriage on the right foot

A newly wed Pennsylvania couple was arrested while stealing $1000 worth of food for their reception from a super market. Those strange looking tubes up in the corner? Those are security cameras, folks.

via TBOEXTRA.com

August 25, 2011 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on It’s so important to start your marriage on the right foot

Quick! Hide! It’s the cops! Except it wasn’t.

Okay, so you’ve broken into a disused building to steal metal and you suddenly hear what you think is the police searching for you. What do you do? Hide in the duct work, of course…for five hours. Turns out though that what you heard wasn’t the cops. It was another metal thief who thought you were the cops and hid on the roof.

When the real police got there, after a call to the emergency number alerted them to strange goings on, their dog quickly found the guy in the duct work and shortly afterward found the one on the roof.

“Book ’em, Dano!”

via BBC News – Metal thief hides from second thief at Devon hospital.

August 24, 2011 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Quick! Hide! It’s the cops! Except it wasn’t.

Crime tip: Stealing a car? Make sure the steering wheel is attached

A man stole a car from an Escondido auto sound business on Saturday but did not get far because the car had no windshield and the steering wheel came off during the attempted getaway, police said.

More via  KGTV San Diego.

August 21, 2011 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Crime tip: Stealing a car? Make sure the steering wheel is attached

Ummm–you’ve got it backwards, man

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Image by uvw916a via Flickr

Most inmates are trying to get out of prison, but authorities say they caught a California parolee trying to sneak back in. Corrections Sgt. Tony Quinn says 48-year-old Marvin Lane Ussery was spotted late Wednesday night scaling the 7-foot tall, barbed wire-topped fence that encircles a large wooded area behind the California State Prison in Sacramento.

via Calif. Man Accused Of Trying To Break In To Prison.

August 13, 2011 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Ummm–you’ve got it backwards, man

Granny 1 : Naked man 0

This story has everything:

  • A hungry naked male intruder
  • A grandmother
  • A baseball bat

Video via 7online.com.

July 26, 2011 Posted by | cool people, Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Granny 1 : Naked man 0

Famous Last Words: “She’s just a girl. We can take her.”

A (New Zealand)  waitress put years of karate training to the ultimate test when she floored two male attackers twice her age with a set of cleverly-placed punches.

The 18-year-old was walking home from a night shift in central Wellington on Saturday morning when she was set upon from behind by an unsuspecting older man.

“She’s been doing karate for about seven years, so she elbowed him in the chest and stomped on his foot,” Detective Sergeant Shane Dye told the Dominion Post.

“She was then attacked by a second male who she hadn’t seen, and he began to pull at her handbag, then she punched him in the stomach” before escaping.

The officer admitted he was “well and truly impressed” by her show of martial arts skill.

via News.com.au.

July 7, 2011 Posted by | cool stuff, Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Famous Last Words: “She’s just a girl. We can take her.”

Big suitcase? Or small husband?

Police say a woman was caught trying to sneak her common-law-husband out of a Mexican prison at the weekend in a suitcase following a conjugal visit.

A spokesman for police in the Caribbean state of Quintana Roo says staff at the prison in Chetumal noticed that the woman seemed nervous and was pulling a black, wheeled suitcase that looked bulky.

via Otago Daily Times Online

July 5, 2011 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Big suitcase? Or small husband?

This grass really was grass

A 58-year-old man in Sweden is feeling like a dope after getting busted trying to buy marijuana.

However, police in Gavle, Sweden, let the man go after discovering that the bag of grass he bought was literally a bag of real grass. Oh, and some bark, TheLocal.se reported.

via Duped Dope Smoker

June 28, 2011 Posted by | Crime, Dumb Crook | Comments Off on This grass really was grass

Three days?

A 46-year-old woman pleaded guilty Monday to hiding a stolen mink coat in her underwear…

(Stephenie) Moreland pleaded guilty to one count of felony theft of property. Police say she hid the mink coat in her underwear for three days while being questioned by police in jail.

via  CBS Minnesota.

June 21, 2011 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Three days?

A dozen to go?

Dunkin' Donuts - Sunday Morning Coffee Run

Image by Qfamily via Flickr

Police say masked and armed men in Cape Cod thought they were nabbing a bag of dough.

They did — just not the kind they wanted.

Three Hyannis men are facing armed robbery while masked charges after police say they robbed a Dunkin’ Donuts with knives and a hatchet on Wednesday and only ended up with a bag of doughnuts.

via Cops: Masked men hold up doughnut shop, get dough.

June 11, 2011 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on A dozen to go?

Crime tip: Chiseling through a wall is a lot of work for a half case of beer

How do you steal half a case of beer from a local deli without setting foot in the store? Saw a hole in the wall.

Police said a burglar swiped a 12-pack of beer from (a deli) about 2 a.m. Thursday by carving a hole through an exterior wall and the rear of a walk-in refrigerator pushed up against it.

via  Connecticut Post

They caught him a short time later sitting in his car and drinking a beer with his tools in the car.

June 4, 2011 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Crime tip: Chiseling through a wall is a lot of work for a half case of beer

Maybe his shorts had no pockets

A man accused of pulling pilfered meat from his pants and flinging it on the roof of Darwin Square was arrested after a Publix manager fetched a ladder and secured the stolen steak, according to recently released records.

via Off the Beat with Will Greenlee.

June 2, 2011 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Maybe his shorts had no pockets

Buttery Battery?

There’s a thin line between buttery and battery — and Dawn Elizabeth Rhash crossed it, according to police.Sheriff’s deputies in Collier County, Fla, say the 49-year-old attacked her male roommate with butter on May 21…

The victim told deputies that he and Rhash “were having an argument about what food was hers and what was his” when the suspect “threw butter at him striking him in the leg,” the document notes.

More via Dawn Elizabeth Rhash Attacks Roommate With Butter, Cops Say.

May 26, 2011 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Buttery Battery?

Rub-a-Dub Dub…get high in your tub

A 42-year-old Indiana woman who authorities believe was high on bath salts trashed a hotel room Wednesday, Indiana State Police said this morning.

Police said (she) was sitting on (a) bed when they arrived at the hotel…rambing about evil spirits and needing to write on the walls of the room to protect her from the spirits.

A family member who was present told police that Winter was an abuser of bath salts. When snorted, bath salts cause hallucinations, police said.

via Chicago Breaking News.

May 12, 2011 Posted by | crazy, Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Rub-a-Dub Dub…get high in your tub

Crime tip: Don’t call 911 while planning your cunning crime

Through an open phone line, an Onondaga County 911 dispatcher listened as three suspects allegedly planned another crime. One of the suspects had inadvertently pocket-dialed 911 and the dispatcher was able to relay their scheme to investigators…

(Police) were already en route to investigate a report of a suspicious person…when the 911 dispatcher picked up the cell phone call. When officers passed by their location in Clay, the dispatcher even heard them say, “there go the cops now.”

More with video of the three criminal masterminds via  NewsChannel 9 WSYR.

May 5, 2011 Posted by | Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Crime tip: Don’t call 911 while planning your cunning crime

Cunning Plan #12: Steal milk while wearing cow suit

Walmart shoppers in Stafford County saw the sight of their lives Tuesday night—a cow, on all fours, trying to score gallons of milk.

An 18-year-old man dressed up in a cow suit stole 26 gallons of milk around 10:35 p.m. from the Garrisonville Walmart, Stafford County Sheriff’s spokesman Bill Kennedy said.

The man was apparently crawling while he exited the store, trying to emulate cattle, Kennedy said

via InsideNova.

April 28, 2011 Posted by | animals, Dumb Crook | Comments Off on Cunning Plan #12: Steal milk while wearing cow suit