You know how Denny's is offering everyone in America a free breakfast today? Well, we here at Dumb As a Blog are feeling the freebie love too, offering you not one, but two dumb criminals for the price of none! And unlike Denny's, our stupid criminal stories are 100% fat free! Enjoy, then vote for your fave.
First, there's Rhett Hopkins (top left) who allegedly refused to pay his tab at a bar in Sarasota, FL, falsely claiming he was on duty as an undercover cop for the Tampa P.D.
Hopkins got so agitated the bartender wasn't buying this excuse, he dialed 911 and demanded to speak to his "boss," a Tampa detective, who, it turns out, is retired, police say. Hopkins was arrested and charged with impersonating a police officer and obstructing an officer without violence.
Moving on to our second story, what did a man Down Under have down under?
A man traveling into Australia from Dubai was found to have two live pigeons stuffed in his stockings, according to customs officers who provided the photo at left
He allegedly had other contraband in the form of seeds in a money belt, bird eggs in a vitamin bottle and eggplant in his bag. Hiding two frequent fliers in his pants, however, makes for a much better photo op, don't you agree?
Thanks to Robert Basler and his Oddly Enough blog for the tip on this story and for pointing out the absurdity of warning people not to use this hairy leg/bird stuffing pic for marketing or advertising campaigns.
Now, help us by voting for the dumbest criminal of the day!