Ladies and Gentlemen of the Academy, please give it up for the Stupidest Criminals of America:
Wi-fi hopper guilty of cyber-extortion
Though he went to some lengths to make himself untraceable technically, past altercations between Tereshchuk and the company made him the prime suspect from the start, according to court records. The clearest sign came when he issued the $17m extortion demand, and instructed the company to "make the check payable to Myron Tereshchuk."
Blood-Soaked Wal-Mart Customer Charged With Murder
NAPLES, Fla. -- A man who walked into a Wal-Mart covered in blood and bought garbage bags Friday was charged with murder after authorities found a stabbed body in a trash bin.
Man Arrested After Confessing to Reporter
When detectives later asked Patterson why he visited the newspaper, he said he wanted to correct a detail from a story the newspaper published Sunday about the robbery: The truck he drove when he tried to rob the bank was burgundy - not green, as the paper reported police as saying.
Brunswick Police Find Bank Robbery Suspect Getting Haircut, Shave
Minutes after a Bank of America branch on Altama Connector was robbed by a man with a gun, James Eugene Blaze of St. Simons Island came into Mixon's barber shop in the Glynn Place Mall looking for a trim.
"We talked about the bank robbery, really, not knowing he was the one," Mixon (pictured, left) said. "Then, one of the other guys walks over and says 'Hey, they're looking for someone like you that's got on flip-flops (and a) goatee. Then the (customer) told me to go ahead -- if I had time when I got through -- to cut the goatee off."
Minutes later this barber realized this wasn't your normal cut.
"These six detectives come around the corner with big guns drawn and told me to step back," Mixon said.