Sometimes its the perp.......
......who needs protecting from himself!
A man who stole a laptop, then used it to post a gloating self-portrait of himself on the victim's Facebook page is challenging for the title of the world's thickest criminal. Last December, Rodney Knight Jr, 19, broke into the house of Washington Post journalist Marc Fisher and lifted "a bunch of stuff", including cash, a …
A few days ago a burglar got caught in Roosendaal (NL), as he had taken a hot chocolate milk from the coffeemachine and had left a drip-trail to his current position... According to the newssite he had stolen a bag of instant hot chocolate milk powder for use at home.
In the UK someone on this particular life path may already have 1+ offspring (possibly even from 1+ partners). I'm trying to avoid generalizing and saying "most", because I have only anecdotal evidence of my local area.
I don't know the area this guy lives at all, but I wouldn't be surprised if turned out that he has already reproduced.
My favorite dumb criminals include the guy who broke into a closed convenience store, chained the rear bumper of his car to the automated teller machine and then tried to tow away the ATM only to find that its moorings to the floor were stronger than his bumper's mounting to his car. The perp then drove off leaving his rear bumper (complete with license plate) chained to the ATM. Come morning, the cops ran his plates....
Then there was the guy I remember (might have been from the Darwin awards) who decided to stick up the local gun shop. Said gun shop was occupied by about a dozen armed citizens at the time, including a few local police officers who were there to have their guns serviced by the gunsmith. (they had their black & whites parked out front even!) In this case, our antihero died from something like a dozen gunshot wounds he received from weapons belonging to 6-7 occupants of the shop :)
This guy doesn't come close to the stupidity shown by a couple of dublin criminals who, while robbing a petrol station got a little hungry and grabbed fistfuls of sweets. They then proceeded to leave a trail of sweets for the cops to follow from the shop all the way to where they were dividing up the spoils.
Check out the Belfast telegraph for the full story: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/republic-of-ireland/irelands-dumbest-thieves-leave-trail-of-sweets-14995251.html