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29 May 2013

Man Butt Dials 911 While Discussing Murder Plot #dailydumb

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Techdirt.com reports that in a classic dumb criminal moment, updated for the 21st century, Scott Simon, a Florida man,  butt dialed 911 while discussing his plan to murder someone. He was talking to currently unknown people about his plot to kill someone when his phone dialed 911 in his pocket. Police are currently seeking those [...]

29 May 2013

Dumb Thief Throws Away The Cash He Stole #dailydumb

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Some thieves really are dumb. In Georgia, a dentist had a bag containing his wallet and a significant amount of money which he left in his car for a moment. A thief broke into the car, took the bag, and immediately went for the wallet, never seeing the cash that was in the rest of [...]

15 May 2013

Man Electrocuted After Shooting Down Power Line To Steal Copper #dailydumb

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Pittsburgh.cbslocal.com reports that a man was electrocuted after shooting down a live power line for the copper. The man and his accomplice planned to take the copper off the line and sell it as scrap metal. The man was killed when he picked up the wire. His name has not been released. The other man [...]

15 May 2013

‘You can’t fix stupid’: Alleged burglar falls asleep inside factory before arrest #dailydumb

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Todaysstmj4.com reports that a burglar was arrested on Friday in Burlington after he broke into the Remax Office and fell asleep in the bear skin in the conference room. According to realton Justin Mueller “you cannot fix stupid, you can just arrest it”. The alleged burglar admitted that he was drinking before he broke into [...]

14 May 2013

Dumb Thieves Break Own Car Out Of Impound #dailydumb

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According to autos.aol.com, there are criminals, and then there are dumb criminals. In Randor, PA, thieves broke into an impound lot to steal back their own car, and the entire thing was caught on camera. The thieves wore hoods and masks to try to disguise themselves, but it didn’t do much good and they were [...]

24 Apr 2013

Netflix account helps cops catch a dumb smart-TV thief #dailydumb

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Venturebeat.com. An alleged thief in Raleigh, N.C. wasn’t too smart when it came to pilfering smart TVs and smart phones. According the Raleigh News & Observer, a man whose smart TV had been stolen told police that his Netflix account, which had not been disconnected, was being [...]

24 Apr 2013

The NFL Player Who Wanted to Be a Drug Kingpin #dailydumb

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Former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd could qualify as one of the dumbest criminals in recent times, according to a report carried on the web site Mafia Today (http://mafiatoday.com). While playing for the Chicago Bears in 2011, Hurd was arrested and charged with attempting to purchase large quantities of illegal drugs. Authorities said Hurd’s ambition [...]

11 Apr 2013

Oops! Longview Woman Arrested After Drug Text Mistake #dailydumb

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Here’s an article worth a read posted on Khq.com. The article summarizes a funny and unfortunate mistake that was made by a women in Longview, Washington. She mistakenly sent a text about meeting up for a drug-buy to a police officer! The officer, not entirely sure it wasn’t a joke, decided to follow along and [...]

09 Apr 2013

Ripped-off pizza joint outs student-ID forger on Facebook #dailydumb

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Just read this on Dailydot.com. The unintended consequences of behavior are often invisible to teens who think they can do as they please. While these young people think they can act with impunity rather than concern for the common good, they ought to pay attention to this tale of woe. The scene was a pizza [...]

03 Apr 2013

Brooklyn man fakes his own kidnapping #dailydumb

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I just read an article on Newsburp.com that you may be interested in. A man decided that the best way to avoid the agony of having to face his girlfriend was to fake his own kidnapping, according to the author of this article. The faked kidnapping took place in Brooklyn, as the man used tape [...]