Dumb Human Behavior to Avoid

Nothing bucks up our spirits more than knowing there are people dumber than we are. Except maybe knowing there are lots of them.

from Reader's Digest Magazine | June/July 2011

DUMB CRIMINALS, PART 1
Dude, Where’s My Getaway Car?

An Aiken, South Carolina, man robbed a clerk at a convenience store, then jumped into his getaway vehicle and took off. Police had little trouble catching up with him a short distance away. He was driving a Craftsman riding lawn mower. Source: aikenstandard.com

Third Time’s a Bust

The PNC Bank in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was allegedly robbed twice by the same man. The suspect was finally nabbed when he returned a third time to check his account balance. Source: (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania) Patriot-News

Anyone Got Change for an $80 Bill?

Found in Phoenix: The greediest bank robber ever! During a stickup, he told the teller to hand over “all the twenties, forties, and sixties.” Source: times-herald.com

Pickup or Delivery?

A Connecticut bank received a strange phone call. It was from a pair of would-be robbers requesting that the bank prepare a bag of money for them to pick up a few minutes later. When they arrived, the men found the police waiting instead. Source: Associated Press
The Back-to-Jail Special

Two men were arrested for shoplifting at a back-to-school event at an office supply store. Their careful planning was thwarted by one small detail: It was the annual “Shop with a Cop” day, when about 60 police officers show up to help children pick out school supplies. Source: oregonlive.com

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