Crime

Denver Police Department's Top Ten Recent Stupid Criminal Stories

Our Schmuck of the Week team recently offered a tip of the hat to the Denver Police Department for Facebooking the story of Andrew Blackman, whose escape from the cops went sour when he ran straight to a police station. And it's hardly the only tale of its type to turn up on the DPD Facebook page lately. These days, the department's social media squad is regularly sharing wacky reports on a theme that can be shorthanded like so: A lot of criminals are idiots.

Below, check out ten recent examples, featuring photos and DPD text about pot-crazed dumpster divers, an armed robber foiled by slow safe-opening service at a fast-food restaurant and more. They're reminders that breaking the law doesn't require an IQ test....

See also: Andrew Blackman Escaped From Cop by Running to Police Station

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