Have you ever watched America’s Dumbest Criminals? The show depicts various clips of individuals who commit crimes. These people however are not the sharpest tools in the box. Let’s put it this way, these guys make the inept Mr Bean look as suave as James Bond.
So if you were going to commit a crime, wouldn’t it be wise to do so swiftly, let alone hang around to check your social media account? 26-year old Nicholas Wig apparently thought it would be great idea to log into Facebook, from a home that he broke into. The problem with this situation was he forgot to log off when he left the house he had just robbed.
The homeowner, James Wood, has called Wig the “world’s dumbest criminal.” In fact, when I learned of this inept break in scheme, I was in agreement with Mr Wood, as I’m sure many of you are too. The incident occurred on June 18th at South St. Paul Street in Minnesota, US. Mr Wood returned home to find that his home had been burgled. The thief had taken cash, credit cards and a wrist-watch.
Strangely, the thief left behind a pair of tennis shoes and jeans, which were wet; presumably because it was raining and the perpetrator had gotten soaked. Mr Wood said that he started to panic but then he noticed that the PC was on with a Facebook profile on. Mr Wood then posted using his profile to say that Wig had committed a break in and stolen his property. Mr Wood even gave his own phone number to see if maybe someone would call with some information. Wig text Mr Wood later on that day.
Apparently, they agreed to meet that evening and Wig was under the impression that Wood was going to return his clothes in swap for a used cell phone that he had stolen? It was when Wood saw him walking down the street that he recognized him from his Facebook profile picture and he didn’t hesitate to then call the police.
Mr Wig was wearing Wood’s wrist-watch when he was arrested at the scene. He now faces up to 10 years behind bars and possibly a $20,000 fine if he is convicted of the crime.
What do you think? Is this guy a contender for America’s Dumbest Criminal?
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