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Proving once again that you don’t have to be smart to be a crook

A Johnson City, Tennessee, man has learned the hard way that, not only is it a bad idea to try to buy drugs from an undercover cop, but that when you use counterfeit money it’s best to be sure that the money is at least printed on both sides of the paper.

Investigator Frank Rogers said the officer met with several people at a mobile home park and arranged for Kochelek and another man to come to Unicoi to buy 76 OxyContin pills for $4,875.

Officers say it was “obviously bad money” with some bills printed on just one side.

via  The Tennessean.

February 28, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Crook | , | Comments Off on Proving once again that you don’t have to be smart to be a crook

The game’s afoot a-wing, Watson!

Reuters

A sharp increase in drugs and cellphones found inside a Brazilian prison mystified officials — until guards spotted some distressed pigeons struggling to stay airborne.

Inmates at the prison in Marilia, Sao Paulo state had been training carrier pigeons to smuggle in goods using cell phone sized pouches on their backs, a low-tech but ingenious way of skipping the high-tech security that visitors faced.

June 29, 2008 Posted by | animals, Crime | , , | Comments Off on The game’s afoot a-wing, Watson!