If you've ever wondered who the dumbest criminals are then Bill Wixey and Kaci of q13fox.com is ready to help educate you about them, creating a "Top 5 dumbest criminals" list that include the following.
Taking the last slot on the list is the "Weld Planned Robbery" gang (Bill and Kaci's name for them). The group wanted to use a welding torch to open up a safe but inevitably welded it more firmly shut instead, getting away with nothing.
Mr. "Keep the Change" criminal was number four on the list, giving a grocery store clerk a ten-dollar bill to pay for items he was purchasing, and then demanding all the money from the register before the $10 was put into it. There was just four bucks in the register at the time, so he left with that, forgetting his change from the $10.
Up next on the dumbest criminal list is the "checking out" crook, who ordered his Baltimore residential victim to write him a check when he broke into her home and only found a little bit over $11. The clever elderly woman asked for his name, so she could make out the check, and he gave it to her. Police found him soon thereafter.
The "wrong place, wrong time" male, female criminals went on a shoplifting spree in merry old England and decided to split up when it came time to exit the building. What they didn't know was that the store where they shoplifted was hosting a convention of store detectives on that date, and they had been watched by all of them since they entered the store. So they didn't make it out with the goods.
The numero uno dumbest criminal of all time honor goes to the "showing off your booty" criminal, who was a male that stole a pair of boots and then dumbly wore them to his hearing, where he then threw his legs up onto the defense table during the proceedings, catching the eye of prosecutors, who took them into evidence.