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Dumb Criminal Pulls ‘Dine and Dash’ In Restaurant Full of Cop Waiters

It's never a good idea to run up a restaurant tab and then skip out on the bill -- and it's an even worse idea when said eatery is lousy with cops.

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Francois Durand, Getty Images / Brazilian Civil Police
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Dumb Criminal Busted for Using Fake ID with Jack Nicholson’s Photo

The first rule of Fake ID Club may very well be that you don't talk about Fake ID Club. But we have to think the second rule surely has to be "don't use an internationally-famous movie star's photo." Seems a Brazilian conman didn't get the memo, though.

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James-B.-Summers
Madison Police Department
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Wisconsin Man Treats Local Denny’s Like It’s His Own Kitchen

You may have eaten at Denny's and thought, "Ugh, I can cook better than this," but you probably didn't barge into the restaurant's kitchen to test out the theory. However, one man in Wisconsin did.

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Cop Faces Charges After Stealing Food from Work Fridge

At one point or another, we've all fallen victim to the theft of food from an office fridge. In general, most of us chalk it up as a minor annoyance. But police in Deer Park, Texas were so fed up with an office thief that they ran a sting to catch him in the act. And, it turns out, the culprit was a cop.

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Keith Davis
MSNBC
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Best Criminal Ever Breaks Into Apartment, Cooks, Cleans and Does Laundry

On Feb. 6th, Ashley Murray of Indiana arrived home with her son to discover a strange man in her apartment. At first, Murray thought she was being robbed. But then, she noticed that the interloper had cooked dinner, folded laundry and swept the floor. Imagine if all trespassers were this helpful!

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Facebook Post Leads to Arrest of Teen Boy
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Hit-and-Run Teen Criminal Caught After Boasting on Facebook

In Oregon last week, a 14-year-old boy driving a stolen passenger van lost control and slammed into a SUV, critically injuring the other driver. The teen fled the scene but was caught the next day after -- get this -- boasting about his escape on Facebook.

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Nude Burglar Arrested Covered in Chocolate and Peanut Butter
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Cops Bust Nude Burglar Covered in Chocolate and Peanut Butter

On Tuesday, a naked burglar was found by workers in a Kentucky supermarket completely covered in chocolate and peanut butter. Hey, can you blame him? The two go so perfectly together.

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Bakersfield PD / BakersfieldNow.com
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World’s Dumbest Security Camera Thief Caught on Security Camera

Police are looking for a man in Bakersfield who was caught stealing a security camera by the very same security camera. 2012's dumb criminals have a lot to live up to after this guy.

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Dumbest Bank Robber Ever Shoots Himself in the Foot [VIDEO]

Earlier this week, a group of men stormed a bank in Parana, Brazil and made off with approximately $16,000. It was the perfect heist -- until one of the robbers clumsily shot himself in the foot. (No joke.)

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Rastin Khalaji, Caters News
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Snoozing Computer Thief Caught After Built-in Camera Takes His Picture [PHOTO]

A hapless crook in the U.K. was recently caught after a built-in camera on a stolen laptop took his picture while he was napping (with his mouth open no less). Busted!

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Newscasters Struggle With Arrested Man’s Wacky Name on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ [VIDEO]

Fans of wacky news will no doubt recall our recent story on a man named (wait for it) Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop, who was arrested on Jan. 5 for weapons and drug charges.

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Eric Thayer, Getty Images
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Dumbest Criminal of 2012 Accidentally Gives Handgun to Cashier He’s Robbing

A bank robber in London foiled his own robbery by handing the teller his own gun.

The unidentified man entered the bank last October with a pair of sunglasses and a flat cap covering his head. He demanded 700,000 pounds from the t

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Carmen Tisch
MSNBC
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Woman Who Attacked Valuable Abstract Painting Is One Harsh Critic [VIDEO]

It's true that abstract art may not be for everyone, but a woman in Denver had a, shall we say, extreme reaction when she physically attacked and damaged a valuable painting by abstract expressionist Clyfford Still last week.

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freddiebrown, Flickr
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Real Life ‘Richie Rich’ Tries to Use Million Dollar Bill at Wal-Mart

Note to self: if you must counterfeit money, at least dummy-up bills that actually exist.

That's a memo 53-year-old Michael Anthony Fuller from Lexington, North Carolina apparently missed. Back in November, he walked into a local Walmart, picked up $476 in merchandise, and tried to pay for it with a fake million-dollar bill.

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Scott Barbour, Getty
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Wannabe Jedi Attacks Holiday Shoppers With ‘Star Wars’ Lightsaber

A man in Portland, Oregon got so mad while shopping at Toys 'R Us that he allegedly started attacking fellow customers with a lightsaber.

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