Accused robber thoughtfully leaves ID at crime scene8/28/2012
We know some criminal masterminds like to leave an enigmatic calling card at the scene of the crime, but this one was probably a bit too explicit. Police in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, are looking for Rodney Peterson, who they say robbed a gas station on Saturday night armed with a broken bottle. How do they know the alleged robber's name? He thoughtfully left his ID on the counter before he hightailed it out of the petrol station. These things no doubt easily happen when you're flustered and juggling several things at once, including a broken bottle and a bad attitude. [Source]
What's the dumbest criminal mistake you've heard of?