Melbourne, Dec 29 (ANI): Queensland Police says not all criminals are masterminds, in fact, some can be very dumb.
The Aussie cops have even listed some of the dumbest criminals of 2009, reports the Courier Mail.
On June 11, a car followed a police vehicle into the police station where the driver got out and started discussing a relationship problem with the cops. The man looked tipsy and a blood-alcohol test confirmed that he was drunk. The man, 35, was charged with drunken driving, fined 1800 dollars and barred from driving for 16 months.
On June 19, a teen left a store with two video games without paying for them. When the police inquired at the store, a staffer gave them the CV of the suspect and revealed that he had applied for a job at the store sometime back. Cops went to the address mentioned on the CV and charged the youngster with shoplifting.
On August 18, a woman went to the police station and reported that her mobile phone had been stolen the night before. She said she had left it on her dining room table when a 34-year-old man visited her. Her phone went missing after the man left. The women knew the man and she gave his address to the police. When police visited the man, he said he knew nothing about the phone. The police then called on the number and heard the woman's phone ringing in the man's bedroom. Thereafter, the police claimed the phone and asked him to appear in court.
On November 5, two men allegedly robbed a hotel but did not have a vehicle to flee. They were forced to hitchhike and then used a 50dopllar note as bait to stop a Toyota sedan. The vehicle pulled over and the men jumped in only to be welcomed by two detectives in plain clothes. One man and one juvenile were charged with robbery. (ANI)