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Dumb Crime Du Jour - Weird Crime News

A Look at the Day's Strangest Crimes


Most criminals are just not-so-bright people on what is likely to become the worst day of their life. Here's a rundown of your daily loser for March, 2008.

March 31: 'Grandpa' Accused of Dealing Meth

Robert Hakel of Colorado, a 68-year-old man nicknamed "Grandpa," has been arrested on suspicion that he was dealing methamphetamine from an apartment complex for retirees.

March 29: Mom Brings Baby on Robbery

How hard is it to get a baby sitter these days? A woman in South Carolina allegedly brought her 4-month-old baby along while she and her boyfriend robbed a grocery store.

March 28: Convicted Molester Claims He Was A Victim of Bigfoot

A 57-year-old New Hampshire man pleaded guilty to soliciting 13-year-old boys over the Internet claims he was molested by Bigfoot as a child. An unsympathetic judge sentenced him to 20 years in prison.

March 27: A Woman's Night of Drinking, Fighting, Urinating

Police in Waunakee, Wi., say they were summoned to Wiggie's bar, after reports of a drunk woman urinating on the floor, an act allegedly caught on security tape. They say they caught up with the 39-year-old woman at a nearby sports bar, where she was deemed too intoxicated to serve and attempted to reach over the bar to serve herself. She allegedly hit another customer on the way out. Shortly later, she punched the bouncer after he refused her effort to reenter.

March 26: Pastor Admits Stealing IDs From Flock

A 43-year-old former pastor of a Northumberland County church in Pennsylvania acknowledges using parishioners' personal information to obtain credit cards.Following the plea, 83-year-old church member Patricia Tomedi said, "Thank God." (Story deleted)

March 24: One 'Barbie Bandit' Gets Jail, Other Gets Probation

Two Atlanta-area strippers -- nicknamed the "Barbie Bandits" after bank security video showed them laughing and joking behind fashionable sunglasses before handing a holdup note to the teller -- have been sentenced, and one of them is going from the doll house to the big house.

March 23: Police Bust 'Party in Man's Pants'

Police in Sydney, Australia say a 29-year-old man has been caught with 826 ecstasy pills (valued at $35,000) stuffed down the front of his pants.

March 22: 'Look Into My Eyes': Robber Hypnotizes Checkout Girl

Italian police have issued video footage of a man who allegedly hypnotizes supermarket cashiers before robbing the registers. The last thing the cashers say they remember is, "Look into my eyes."

March 19: Police Bust YouTube Showoffs

Police in Rialto, Calif., have arrested three men who appeared in the YouTube video "How to Scam Del Taco." The suspects, who police identified as gang members, could each face seven years in prison if convicted.

March 18: Prisoner Who Got Therapist Pregnant Sent to Jail

A British prisoner who got a therapist pregnant in a psychiatric unit was sent to jail as she went into labor.

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