20 Of The World’s Dumbest Criminals

Criminals generally aren’t too smart, especially considering they’re trying to rob, steal, and otherwise cause mischief in an attempt to make some money. There are some criminals, however, who go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure everyone has a good laugh at their expense. These guys – and gals – managed to botch their attempted crime, make the papers and online stories, and get themselves arrested or injured in the meantime. Have a chuckle or two at their expense.

Butt Dialing the Police

Two shoplifters managed to get away with stacks of DVDs and video games from a Wisconsin Target store. Unfortunately, one of the men butt-dialed the police before boasting about their crime for an hour straight.

Glass Wall of Vengeance

One man decided he was going to shoplift from the local mall, but security caught on and chased him through the halls. Unfortunately for the man, the glass door stopped him dead in his tracks.

Chair Beat Down

When you’re going to rob a convenience store, you probably want to make sure the cashier behind the counter doesn’t have any weapons. One robber didn’t think a metal chair could be very deadly, but it sure hurt his head quite a bit.

Free Beer

Undercover cops wanted a few easy wins, so they asked dozens of people to call a marketing company for a free crate of beer. 19 suspects fell for the trick, which ended up with them behind bars for their crimes.