Dumb Criminals

Man Jailed for Mailing Tarantulas
Snail mail isn't for everyone. According to The Los Angeles Times, a German man has been sentenced to six months in prison after he pleaded guilty to shipping nearly 250 tarantulas by mail to the United States.
A federal prosecutor said 37-year-old Sven Koppler, who must also pay a $4,000 fine, …
Sears Employee Wears Boots He Stole From Store To Work
You'd have to think that a man who works at a Sears in Sarasota, Florida was given the boot after he was caught stealing from the store.
The Herald-Tribune reports the unidentified 18-year-old man stole a pair of boots from the store in the DeSoto Square Mall – and then wore them to work.
Naked Man Throws Tennis Balls at Passing Cars
A naked man and some tennis balls sure caused a lot of racket in Auckland, New Zealand on Sunday.
According to stuff.co.nz, police arrested the unidentified man for walking around in his birthday suit while tossing tennis balls at cars as they zipped by.
Man Calls 911, Asks Police to Buy Him Beer
Talk about a bizarre beer run.
The AP is reporting that Raymond Roberge of Bridgeport, CT, dialed 911 three times on Sunday. When authorities finally showed up to his house, the 65-year-old man gave them money "to go to the store and buy him some beer...
After Fourth Marijuana Arrest, Man Gets Life in Prison
Getting caught green-handed with marijuana is never a good thing, but when it's your fourth arrest on the same charge, it's a very, very bad thing.
Cornell Hood II learned that truth the hard way after a jury in Louisiana sentenced the repeat offender to life in prison.
Man Shortchanged in Crack Deal Calls 911 for Help
These days, everyone's counting their pennies. So when 41-year-old Dexter White got ripped off in a crack cocaine deal this week, he called police to fix the problem.
The South Carolina man told police he had given $60 to a drug dealer for crack, but only received $20 worth of drugs.
Cops Find Robber Via Cash Trail
The scene was straight out of a classic Saturday-morning cartoon: After a robber took an undisclosed amount of money from a local CVS, he made a mad dash to a nearby laundromat.
As he ran, the pile of cash in his arms left a trail behind him, making it an easy catch for police officers.
Man Attempts to Run Marathon Nude
It was likely meant to be a joke, but nude marathon runner Brett S. Henderson wasn't laughing Sunday when he got tased by police officers and slapped with public indecency and obstructing official business charges.
The 35-year-old Cincinnati resident was running -- sans clothes -- in Sunday&apos…
Homeless Man Robs Bank, Immediately Gives Money Away
Elmer McGirt, a homeless man living in Tampa, FL, pulled a Robin Hood Thursday when he robbed an area Wachovia bank, then distributed some of his ill-gotten gains to the passengers on a city bus.
Yes, that means the 27-year old also made the unconventional choice to use public transportation as his g…

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