With the increasing crime all around the world, it shouldn't be a surprise that the attention to detail for the execution of the crime would drop down, and when that happens, the end result is never good.
Below are the stories of a few criminals that redefine stupidity and cross all low levels of common sense! Let us know later which one surprised you the most!
So, we all know that fake bills must be extremely close to the real ones if you are going to commit a crime. 53-year-old Michael Anthony Fuller didn't seem to have a grasp over this concept when we presented a million dollar bill for his purchases of $476. Well, if only the cashier was born yesterday, Fuller would have been $999,524 richer!
Adult life is tough, and sometimes there are too many things happening for one to remember, especially if you have to plan an entire robbery! But one thing that I'd suggest is not to maintain a journal about the crime you are about to commit. Sadly, Jonathan Ochola couldn't process this common sense quite as much. He made an entry in his journal about a robbery he was about to commit. The police was able to link him to the robbery as the getaway driver, though he continued to blame is buddy entirely!
101 for committing a robbery is the necessity of a disguise. I mean you sure as hell need to be mask your identity to make sure people don't recognise who you are! Well, that's what Dennis Hawkins did, or more so, tried to do. To build his disguise, he wore clown pants, with fake breast implants and a blonde wig, paired with his original goatee. Well, the only point Hawkins missed was that the disguise was suppose to draw attention away from him and not towards him! That's how the police got suspicious and easily apprehended him!
Now we all know that one must never bring a knife to a gunfight. But sadly people forgot to mention that baseball bats are of no good either! Derrick Mosley had to learn the decision the hard way. He attempted to rob a gun store with nothing but a baseball bat and a knife. Things took a turn for the worse when the store manager pulled out his own gun and held him till the police got there. Who would have thought the gun store manager would have his own personal gun!
To know the reward for your efforts is only human, I mean if we have a reward worthy of a huge risk, we actually would take the risk. Daniel Glen had a similar theory. He decided to call the store he planned on robbing before hand, and inquired about the amount of money the store had. Like any regular person, the store owner called the police, who arrested Glen on his way to the store.
Writing is a tough job, especially when inspiration is tough to find! But, though a regular writer would travel to a remote place, or visit different cultures, or maybe spiritually discover themselves, Krystian Bala decided to commit a murder. Now, he wasn't as stupid during the very crime itself, what he did after that is what was the stupidest mistake of them all. He wrote a book about an extremely similar case, including details that could have only been known to the murderer himself. The police connected the dots and used the very book to uncover the murder case. On his arrest, they found plans for another murder he planned to do for another book of his! Speak about the writer's block!
The take-away trend started by the restaurants is very convenient, but sadly the same doesn't apply when decide to use a similar principle to a bank robbery. How was Albert Bailey to know that! He called the bank beforehand informing them that he was going to rob them so they could have the money ready. He even had an accomplish go to the bank with a note telling who Bailey was. Well, obviously, the police had been informed by then, and they apprehended Bailey immediately. Such an anti climactic end to such a stupid tale!
There are so many unforeseen hurdles that can hinder while you attempt to rob a place. Something similar happened with Ruben Zarate, who decided to rob a muffler store with a gun, only to discover that all the money was in the safe that could only be opened by the absent store manager. For some reason, Zarate thought it'd be a good idea to leave his own number with the store employees, for them to inform him when the manager arrives. Not so surprisingly, the employees called the police and had Zarate arrested. I am just surprised why did he not leave his name and address for them to deliver the money to his doorstep!
Unlike a lot of commodities that guarantee you a complete refund or exchange for your unpleasant experience with the product, drugs don't follow this rule. Eloise D. Reaves didn't quite understand this entire thing, and decided to register a complaint against her crack dealer for not providing her with good quality crack. She even placed the crack rock on the police officer's desk as an evidence. What next you ask? Well, she was arrested for possession of cocaine and fined roughly $1500. Now that's a slap on the face for customer satisfaction!