When we watch crime shows on television, we are often treated to complicated cases in which the criminal leads the detectives down a windy road of twists and turns until finally, the criminal either slips up or the detectives have a brilliant or lucky breakthrough. However, in real life, low-level criminals are certainly not the brightest of people. The same critical lack of judgement that causes them to pursue a life of crime is the same one that causes them to make monumental errors in their attempts to pull off the crime. Such as, let’s say, a would-be robber calling 911 to report a traffic accident outside.
But that’s not even the worst story! Another delinquent walked into a liquor store with the intent of robbing it. As everyone is expected to do at the liquor store, he handed the clerk his driver’s license, and then attempted to rob him, while the clerk was still holding his I.D.! Not surprisingly, this criminal was apprehended fairly quickly. A kid in Florida attempted to hold up a store with a finger gun hand gesture. After the sales clerk realized that this “criminal” wasn’t joking, he easily shooed him out of the store.