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.
9Breaking Into Prison
On September 27, 1989, Stephen Le and two of his friends tried to break into a parked pickup truck in Larkspur, California but were caught in the process by the owner of the truck who chased them away. While running from a police car the owner called at the scene, the young juvenile delinquents started climbing fences to distance themselves from the police unit. The last fence they climbed in the chase was the outside fence of the San Quentin prison, which prompted quite an alarm at the prison where guards were stupefied to find out that someone would actually be so stupid as to break INTO prison.