Today's winner is from Dover in Delaware.
Police say [Bruce] Manlove walked into a 7-Eleven around 3:15 a.m. and handed the clerk a note that read, "This is a robbery."
The clerk handed over the cigarettes but refused to give the note back. Police say the note was written on the back of Manlove's Department of Correction paperwork.
Police spokesman Capt. Tim Stump says this was one of the occasions when a defendant makes things easy for investigators.
There's more at the link.
I'm sure Delaware Department of Corrections personnel heaved a resigned sigh when they saw Mr. Manlove coming back through the same door from which he'd so recently departed . . .