Man robs wrong bank
You'd think the signs on the door reading "“Management recognizes the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as an unalienable right of all citizens" would have told him this was not the bank to rob. As it was, there weren't any armed customers there at the moment, so the bank president had to use his own gun.
Robber takes on martial artist
The booking photo tells all you need to know.
Another dumb crook story
90 days incarceration
They don't tolerate arachnid rustling in Carroll County, MD.
Incompetent local crook
From this morning's paper: John Catania plead out to armed robbery, agg assault and kidnapping. He faces 10 to 70 years when sentenced.
He was apprehended after a pizza place reported being robbed. As the robber reached for the money, he put the gun in his waistband, and it fired, shooting him in the leg. Catania limped home and had his girlfriend call 911; when questioned he claimed he'd been shot by two guys for no known reason. I guess he thought police would not put two and two together....
5 point checklist for bank robbers
At Legal Blog Watch. It starts with punctuality. Don't arrive at the bank after its doors are locked.
Another case of armed criminal disarmed by citizen
Howard Nemerov discusses it here. Gun wielding crook invades house, homeowner wrestles with him for gun, crook shoots self, homeowner's girlfriend stabs crook, crook flees.
The antis have the narrative of armed citizen being disarmed by criminal, but it's all other way around. The victim has the advantage of not being drug-addled or drunk, having twice the intellect and judgment of the aggressor, and of standing on the defensive.
Another dumb crook report
Arrested for burglary, posts bond, is released and is immediately caught in the jail parking lot, going thru cars.
Dumb crook burglarizes rifle club
Story here. He walked home, and deputies just followed his footprints to his door.
Hat tip to Bernie Oliver...
95% of lawyers give the rest of us a bad name
Its' true!. Disbarred lawyer flees to Canada to dodge statutory rape charges, is traced via use of his AMEX card, and now sues American Express.
UPDATE: here's more on him.
How NOT to rob a store
NB: if planning to rob a convenience store, do not announce the robbery and then find you can't get the gun out of your pocket.
Dumb crooks -- felon in possession
Note: if a person is a felon, they shouldn't possess a firearm. And if they do, they shouldn't take a picture of themselves doing so. And if they do take such a picture, they shouldn't use somebody else's camera phone.