Gotta Watch: Dumb criminals
April 22nd, 2011
09:51 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Dumb criminals

Rarely a day passes by that you don’t come across a story about a thief who bungled the simplest of heists. Check out these three, who reached new depths in criminal ineptitude, including one guy who literally wore his crime on his chest.

Guilt written in permanent ink - This guy thought it would be a good idea to get a tattoo depicting the scene of a murder. It just so happened that the murderer ... well it's him. This cold case had stumped L.A. investigators since 2004, but thanks to his tat, he's now convicted of the crime.

Intruder doesn't get clean getaway - He did, however, have a chance to take a shower.  An intruder broke into a Portland, Oregon, house only to have the homeowner walk in on him. So what does this intruder do? He hides in the shower and calls 911 ... on himself!

'Dude...where's my gun?' - No, seriously. Where's my gun? Police say surveillance video shows a hooded man pawing frantically through his bag after approaching a counter. Witnesses say he claimed to be searching for cash and even briefly left the store before apparently remembering after six minutes that the gun was in his pocket.

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  1. Jazzzzzzzz

    thanks Joey just a what a women wants from a guy .... to lose that last 5 pds I wont be eating for the next 2 days.

    April 24, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jazzzzzzzz

    Thank you Finally that was all I was gonna say you IDIOTS !

    April 24, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sheyla

      Dear Krishnaji,Thank you very much for sending brief news about Ghandruk, it ctenairly has given us pleasure to know what is going on in Ghandruk.I was born and bred in Ghandruk but due to global migration, currently living in the global village in the UK. As such I am always endeavoring to keep myself up to date with the news and views about Ghandruk. The step you have taken is good for those people living abroad. If you would kindly send us such brief notes at least every six months would be great?Thank you so much.Warmest regards

      March 12, 2012 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jazzzzzzzz


    April 24, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joey

    I can easily see Tony Bennett's being somebody's favorite male singer.
    I may be too tired to say this well–had a massive work day.
    I seldom enjoy anything but "classical" music, which I call "serious" music. I may briefly enjoy something in another category, if it is the best. Also, since I make my living performing music, and teaching other professional musicians, I don't listen to it the way a non-professional would. So I'm really not a "fan" of anybody, although I admire many of them a lot and have worked with many famous musicians, and had some of them as friends.
    There is a very well known professional visual artist with the same FB name you gave out. I thought you might be she: that's why I asked, "do you sculpt?"
    I had no idea what you meant by my possibly insulting you–a potential joke?–or why you referred to olive oil.

    April 24, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jazzzzzzzz

      wasn't replying to you about the Olive Oil and I enjoy it in Italian cooking very much.
      Sorry You don't enjoy other music. All types are of some value to lessons learned in life. I guess some speak to more than others.
      No I don't sculpt.
      Real extra tired now , Nite

      April 24, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joey

    BTW, I like olive oil and always have it ready to be righteous, but I've slipped back into the sin of unsalted butter. I love butter.
    I usually work out, so my cholesterol is fine.

    April 24, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
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