Dumb Criminals

Crime Doesn't Pay When You're This Stupid

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Comedy

Super villains bent on world domination these people are not. From purse snatching in broad daylight and crowded areas to being trapped on the bus ...

WATCH: Dumb Criminal Is Caught On CCTV Breaking Into Store - But Forgets His Escape Route

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Comedy

On Thursday evening in Brandon, Canada, a would-be thief broke into a store - but had a little trouble getting out. According to the Brandon Sun, t...

This Is Why You Shouldn't Smoke While Trying To Steal Fuel

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.12.2013 | UK

A man who was allegedly trying to steal fuel from parked cars while smoking a cigarette set himself and a number of vehicles on fire, police say. ...

Fugitive Taunts Police Via Twitter, Promptly Gets Arrested

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Comedy

Things not to do when you're on the run from the police, no.1: tweet. Things not to do when you're on the run from the police, no.2: tweet 'Catch m...

Drink Driving Admission On Facebook Leads To Teen's Arrest

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.01.2013 | UK Comedy

Things You Shouldn't Do While Drunk: 1. Drive. 2. Update your Facebook status. 3. Update your Facebook status to admit that you've driven dru...

Woman 'Fakes Her Own Kidnap To Get Day Off Work'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Comedy

Skivers! Fancy a day off work? It's probably best to stick to the old common-or-garden "tummy upset" excuse, rather than coming up with a more inventi...

PHOTO: Would-Be Thief Sports Worst-Ever Disguise

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK Comedy

Let's all pause for a moment and take time out to snigger at Joshua K Pinney, whose alleged attempt at identity theft earlier this year didn't quite g...

PHOTO: Is This The Best Mugshot Of All Time?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.10.2012 | UK Comedy

Oh dear - talk about indignity piled on top of indignity! Sean Carl Payne, 35, was arrested and charged with public intoxication outside Shamrocks...

WATCH: Shop Manager 'Steals' Back Sofas From Getaway Van

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Comedy

A furniture store owner has likened this CCTV footage from a recent bungled robbery to a Benny Hill sketch. And but for the absence of a baffled littl...

Man Arrested For Having Sex With Sofa

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.09.2012 | UK Comedy

A man has been arrested in Waukesha, Wisconsin, after an off-duty police officer caught him "having sex" with an abandoned sofa. According to a mis...

Would-be Thief Swallows £9,000 Diamond

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.09.2012 | UK Comedy

A would-be thief has been arrested and admitted to hospital after swallowing a £9,000 diamond during an attempted robbery at a Sri Lanka gem show. ...

Distrust for the Police is a British Tradition

Greg Jenner | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Politics
Greg Jenner

There is a deliciously banal absurdity to the news that Rebekah Brooks, the disgraced tabloid editor at the epicentre of the phone-hacking scandal, was loaned a police horse by the Metropolitan Police.

Hull Chainsaw Massacre: Man Jailed

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK

A 24-year-old man has been jailed for three years after attacking customers in a Hull pub with a chainsaw. Dean Dinnen, 32, was thrown out of the ...