If we exclude people in charge of pyramid schemes or ill-intended stock traders, we can safely assume that most criminals aren’t exactly bright or clever. Still, be it because they’re lucky or inspired, some criminals manage to get away with their crimes. This definitely isn’t the case with the thieves on our list, people who are / were so stupid that they somehow managed to incriminate themselves beyond a reasonable doubt.
While even the best-planned crimes can sometimes go horribly wrong for one reason or another, we can all agree that the following people deserve to get caught just because of their stupidity if nothing else. Let us then find out what are the ten dumbest thieves the world has ever seen.
In 2004, Carlos Henrique Auad of Petropolist from Brazil broke into a bar to steal a television set by climbing down from the roof. Encouraged by his earlier success, he tried breaking into the same bar a few days later using the same methods. This time, however, Carlos was carrying a gun. This aspect of the story is important because when climbing down from the roof, he accidentally slipped and fell, causing the gun to go off. In the process, he quite literally shot himself in the foot, leaving a trail of blood behind him as he made his escape, leading the police officers who soon came to investigate straight to his front door.