Dumb Criminals

Woman Allegedly Torched Car She Thought Belonged To Her Ex

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 09.06.2016 | Canada

Carmen Chamblee, 19, faces second-degree arson charges.

Robbers Supremely Inconvenienced When People Outside Lock Them In

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 08.23.2016 | Canada

The manager of a cellphone store in New Jersey had to think quick when the two men came in.

Alleged Thief Stops For Coffee Outside Vancouver Police Station

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia


That's New: Alberta Car Thief Hides From Police In Tree

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada Alberta


B.C. Drunk Driver Hops In Cab, But It's Actually A Cop Car

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada British Columbia


Honey, There's A Fugitive In The Couch

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 01.21.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Vancouver police searching the home for a fugitive were close to giving up when a police dog began to focus on the living room couch.

Teen Crashes Car, Asks Bystander To Hold Bloody Bag Of Cash

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.08.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A B.C. teen reportedly asked a random bystander to hold a bag of cash with $5,000 after he tried to flee the scene of a hit-and-run accident. On M...

That's One Way To Get Caught

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Apparently there is rest for the wicked, although it will result in your arrest. Two thieves were caught fast asleep in Agassiz, B.C. on Saturday n...

WATCH: What Is This Thief Doing?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada

Police are looking for a man who broke into an office in Toronto's Liberty Village stole some electronics and, uhm, tried to wrap a ping pong table. ...

Thieves Steal Huge Haul Of Shampoo, Mouthwash

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.20.2013 | Canada

Hamilton residents may want to watch out for shady characters trying to sell them toiletries out of the back of a truck. The Hamilton Police Servi...


The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 08.06.2013 | Canada British Columbia

A suspect in a downtown Vancouver bank robbery was arrested on Saturday after trying to make a getaway on public transit. Transit Police were alert...

Cookie Monster, Elmo, Minnie Mouse... BUSTED

CP | Verena Dobnik, The Associated Press | Posted 04.10.2013 | Canada Travel

NEW YORK -- Cookie Monster stands accused of shoving a 2-year-old. Super Mario was charged with groping a woman. And Elmo was booked for berat...

The LAST Thing A Robber Should Do

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Would-be bank robbers, listen up. If at first you don't succeed, don't go back to the scene of the crime to check on the progress of the in...

Lookalike Fugitives Fumble In B.C.

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.07.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Two similar-looking fugitives from California could be on their way back to the United States after police in Esquimalt caught them hiding under each ...

Just Committed a Crime? Tweet About it and Give Cops a Break

Joshua Slayen | Posted 04.22.2013 | Canada
Joshua Slayen

Social Media has evolved into an invaluable tool for law enforcement professionals to track crime. Furthermore, nowadays, there is story after story being written about criminals that do stupid things online to get busted, and they have only themselves to blame.

Shoplifter Brings Toddler Son Along

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 03.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Police in B.C. are reporting a certified parenting fail, after a man was arrested for shoplifting in the company of his 17-month-old son. Police we...

Man With Sword Throws Bricks At Police, Falls Down Chimney

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2012 | Canada

MOOSE JAW, Sask. - A man is in custody after throwing bricks at police from a rooftop in Moose Jaw, Sask., then falling down the chimney into the buil...