Criminals are just a fact of life. You find them everywhere. They are the bane of our society, but when you find the ones who do the dumbest things you can at least have a laugh. Well, I found 13 of the dumbest criminals who will have you rolling off your chair laughing!
1. This will teach you that you should be careful what you text...
A 54 year old SC mom found that out the hard way. What was supposed to be a harmless April Fool's joke turned into a nightmare when she texted her daughter that there had been a shooting at her college campus. Unfortunately, it didn't go as planned and now mom is facing charges of of disturbing school, aggravated breach of peace, and two counts of unlawful use of telephone.
2. You are not in a fairytale here...stop leaving breadcrumbs!
A 19 year old SC guy thought it was a wonderful idea to break into a store in the middle of the night to take energy drinks, cigarettes, and cheetos. Well, on the way out the bag of cheetos burst and he left a trail of bright orange crumbs for the police to follow...
3. You shall not use the Bible for nefarious purposes.
A Lancaster, SC woman got caught trying to sneak weapons, drugs, and a cellphone to an inmate in two hollowed out bibles. Needless to say she is on the other side of the bars herself now.
4. It's all about how fast the car is...or not.
Four young men (two were 18 and two were 19) from Conway, SC, didn't think it through when they decided to rob a store one night at gunpoint. Without a getaway car the next best thing was a cab, which was stopped by a police officer who recognized one of them. All 4 were arrested and promptly sent to jail.
5. Drugs are bad...in more than one way obviously.
One guy found that out when he went into the police station and put a bag of cocaine on the counter. He was downright mad because it was "bad" and was substandard for what he paid for. He wanted the police to get his money back for him. As we all know, that didn't happen and he didn't get his drugs either. What he did get was a nice room at Hotel de la Jail for his trouble.
6. Social Networking is going to get you in trouble sooner or later.
A Spartanburg man got into some trouble in Pittsburgh and decided to jump ship and come back home. Well, he didn't think that in the midst of leaving behind a mess that posting a selfie and statuses on Facebook would hurt him at all. However, it did catch up to him and he learned a valuable lesson.
7. If you are going to "rob" a place at least make sure your getaway vehicle has more power than your Craftsman lawn mower.
An Aiken, SC man tried to rob a convenience store with a stick and rode away on his Craftsman lawn mower. However, the store clerk didn't find it as funny as I do at this moment and called the police who promptly arrested him for assault and battery and armed robbery which, by the way, is no laughing matter.
8. Drinking and riding is against the law...at least in South Carolina.
It happened in Six Mile, SC. A concerned citizen called the police when a women was "drunkenly" riding down the center street of town. It wasn't hard to find her as the horse was tied to a bench in front of a convenience store.
9. Rule #1: Always look for the security camera.
Four siblings from Pelzer, SC, got caught for the second time in their lives because they didn't think that there would be security cameras watching. Just like the first time they were caught. I guess they thought the second time was the charm.
10. James Bond you are not!
A 22 year old South Carolina guy decided that he was going to climb through a ventilation shaft on the roof into Arby's to steal all the goodies. Unfortunately, he got stuck for 10 hours until the store opened. He landed himself in the hospital for dehydration and a broken arm and a "staycation" in the county jail for second degree burglary.
11. Don't cold call people.
A Florence County man needed to sell some marijuana that he had gotten stuck with. So what does he do? He starts cold calling people on his cellphone and gets to a police officer on his list. Thinking that he remembered the guy's name he calls him and asks him if he wants to buy some weed. Well, he didn't get any money for that weed, but he did get a stay in the county jail for possession of marijuana and cocaine.
12. You can't buy things with Monopoly money.
A big man about town tried to pay for a dinner for him and his girlfriend with a one trillion dollar bill. No, I didn't misspell that...a one trillion dollar bill.
I think we can definitely learn something from these criminals: Don’t do what they did. It’s certainly true that crime doesn’t pay and no one needs a vacation so badly that staying in jail is better than going to work.