Florida teller forced to rob own bank

October 24th, 2010 Zan Posted in Dumb Criminal Offbeat News, Offbeat News No Comments »

Criminals abducted a bank teller from his home, strapped explosives onto him and forced him to rob a Miami bank where he works, authorities said Friday....Source
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Man leads car chase over dead cat

October 4th, 2010 Zan Posted in Dumb Criminal Offbeat News, Offbeat News No Comments »

A Japanese man drove down the wrong side of an expressway in the northern island of Hokkaido and busted through five police blockades before he was arrested — all because he was upset his cat died....Source
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Robbery suspect cuts getaway for a coffee

September 27th, 2010 Zan Posted in Dumb Criminal Offbeat News, Offbeat News 1 Comment »

To do: Rob a bank. Check. Grab a quick coffee. Check....Source
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Police: woman hid in coffin to escape custody

June 18th, 2010 Zan Posted in Dumb Criminal Offbeat News, Offbeat News No Comments »

Authorities say a Philadelphia woman hid in a coffin at a central Pennsylvania funeral home to escape custody....Source
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Beer Used As Weapon In Gas Station Heist

June 17th, 2010 Zan Posted in Dumb Criminal Offbeat News, Offbeat News No Comments »

Bud Light may not be advertising these two as "Real Men of Genius." Two men in Pueblo are accused of using an 18-pack case of Bud Light as a weapon while stealing beer at a local Loaf 'N Jug convenience store in Colorado....Source
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‘Toilet Paper Bandit’ Nabbed In Nebraska

June 11th, 2010 Zan Posted in Dumb Criminal Offbeat News, Offbeat News No Comments »

Police said they suspect they've captured the "toilet paper bandit." A man who concealed his face by wrapping his head with toilet paper robbed a Lincoln convenience store last month. Police said the man was armed with a knife, but no one was hurt in the robbery....Source
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Bungling thief had to be rescued from river

June 3rd, 2010 Zan Posted in Dumb Criminal Offbeat News, Offbeat News No Comments »

A BUNGLING thief who attacked and robbed a 91-year-old sheriff in his own home had to be rescued by emergency services after trying to escape via a river, a court heard today....Source
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Calif. Thieves Take ATM To Go Via Dolly

May 31st, 2010 Zan Posted in Dumb Criminal Offbeat News, Offbeat News No Comments »

It was a brazen theft at a Garden Grove hotel caught on tape. Two bandits walked into the lobby and walked out with an ATM machine loaded with cash. They got away with $15,000 in cash and didn't even need a weapon – just a dolly....Source
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Would-Be Bank Robbers Phone Ahead, Get Busted

April 24th, 2010 Zan Posted in Dumb Criminal Offbeat News, Offbeat News No Comments »

Police in Connecticut say they had ample warning of a bank robbery because the two suspects called the bank ahead of time and told an employee to get a bag of money ready....Source
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Phone Call To Mom Brings Drug Trafficking Charge For Inmate

April 21st, 2010 Zan Posted in Dumb Criminal Offbeat News, Offbeat News No Comments »

A Florida man faces more charges against him after making a jailhouse phone call to his mother telling her where he hid his drugs....Source
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