Least Competent Criminal

News of the Weird

By News of the Weird

Published November 24, 2021

Least Competent Criminal

Derbyshire (England) police were hunting down a 36-year-old suspect in a string of thefts on Oct. 4 when they came across him trying unsuccessfully to hide -- in a closet, under a blanket ... with his feet sticking out the bottom, the Mirror reported.

The police department posted photos of the incident on Facebook, where Sgt. Tarj Nizzer quipped: "If you run from ... police, you will only go to jail tired. In this case he had his blanket ready for his sleep in the cell." [Mirror, 10/5/2021]