Stupid criminal tricks

Fictional supervillains like the Joker aside, a life of crime is rarely the career choice of smart people. But a New Zealand robber takes the cake. Via AFP:

A man vying for the title of New Zealand's most incompetent criminal left his name and contact details with a shop before robbing it and fleeing.

The man, it seems, was a regular customer of the shop:

Just minutes before the robbery, the man had approached the assistant, saying he wanted a copy of Pink Floyd's album "The Wall" held for him. He wrote his name and contact details down for the assistant.

He also had other long-standing requests for albums at the shop, also accompanied by his name and contact details.

Let's hope he can keep his story straighter than certain other jokers.

Hat tip: John McMahon
Fictional supervillains like the Joker aside, a life of crime is rarely the career choice of smart people. But a New Zealand robber takes the cake. Via AFP:

A man vying for the title of New Zealand's most incompetent criminal left his name and contact details with a shop before robbing it and fleeing.

The man, it seems, was a regular customer of the shop:

Just minutes before the robbery, the man had approached the assistant, saying he wanted a copy of Pink Floyd's album "The Wall" held for him. He wrote his name and contact details down for the assistant.

He also had other long-standing requests for albums at the shop, also accompanied by his name and contact details.

Let's hope he can keep his story straighter than certain other jokers.

Hat tip: John McMahon