Let's face it; some of us have about a room temperature IQ
and are about one handle short of a suitcase or one pearl short
of a necklace. No matter how you want to say it, some people
just aren't too bright.
Things Dumb People Have Done ...
1. Police in Wichita, Kansas, arrested a 22-year-old man at
an airport hotel after he tried to pass two (counterfeit) $16 bills.
2. A man in Johannesburg, South Africa, shot his 49-year-old
friend in the face, seriously wounding him, while the two
practiced shooting beer cans off each other's head.
3. A young teller was new to the job when she was approached
by her first robber. Noticing that the man's grammar was not
the greatest, the teller figured that the would be criminal was
slightly slow. She told the robber that he had to have an account
to rob a bank. Disappointed, the man left.
4. A company trying to continue its five-year perfect safety
record showed its workers a film aimed at encouraging the
use of safety goggles on the job. According to Industrial Machinery
News, the film's depiction of gory industrial accidents was so graphic
that twenty-five workers suffered minor injuries in their rush to leave
the screening room. Thirteen others fainted, and one man required
seven stitches after he cut his head falling off a chair while watching
5. The Chico, California, City Council enacted a ban on nuclear
weapons, setting a $500 fine for anyone detonating one within city
6. A criminal who broke into a couple's house started to take the
TV, but instead he turned it on and began to watch. He supposedly
liked the program that was on and laid down on the bed. Since it
was at night he was tired and fell asleep. So when the couple came
home the next day they found him and called the police.
7. A bus carrying five passengers was hit by a car in St. Louis,
but by the time police arrived on the scene, fourteen pedestrians
had boarded the bus and had begun to complain of whiplash injuries
and back pain.
8. Swedish business consultant Ulf af Trolle labored
13 years on a book about Swedish economic solutions.
He took the 250-page manuscript to be copied, only to
have it reduced to 50,000 strips of paper in seconds when
a worker confused the copier with the shredder.
9. David Postman, 33, was arrested in Providence, Rhode Island,
after knocking out an armored car driver and stealing four bags
of money. Each bag contained $800 dollars. However, the bags
weighed thirty pounds each since they all contained pennies.
The hefty bags slowed the fleeting criminal to a sluggish stagger.
Police easily ran down and arrested the suspect.
10. A convict broke out of jail in Washington D.C.,
then a few days later accompanied his girlfriend to her trial for
robbery. At lunch, he went out for a sandwich. She needed to
see him, and thus had him paged. Police officers recognized
his name and arrested him as he returned to the courthouse in
a car he had stolen over the lunch hour.
11. Police in Radnor, Pennsylvania, interrogated a suspect by
placing a metal colander on his head and connecting it with wires
to a photocopy machine. The message "He's lying" was placed
in the copier, and police pressed the copy button each time they
thought the suspect wasn't telling the truth. Believing the
"lie detector" was working, the suspect confessed.
and last but not least...
12. When two service station attendants in Ionia, Michigan, refused
to hand over the cash to an intoxicated robber, the man threatened
to call the police. They still refused, so the robber called the police
and was arrested.
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