Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Doofus Of The Day #883

Today's award goes to a dumb crook in England.

Serial offender Timothy Broad, 30, chose a pedal cycle as his getaway vehicle for the robbery at a One Stop Store in Clacton.

But as he fled after the raid he fell off his bike three times.

His bobble-hat balaclava also flew off in one of the crashes, revealing his face.

Bank notes stolen in the raid fluttered out of his pocket and initially he chased them up and down the road before abandoning the chase and running off.

He was identified by DNA taken from the balaclava and blood on the abandoned cycle.

Broad, formerly of Walton Road, Clacton, was jailed for three and a half years at Chelmsford Crown Court.

There's more at the link.

I'm surprised he hasn't been given an award for entertaining the local cops with his comedy routine!



Jim said...

Years ago Shooting Times Magazine had a regular column about the stupid, and funny things, that criminals would do. Some examples from an article about the column that cam out back in 2010.

Old NFO said...

Yep, almost up to being a sequence in Dumb and Dumber... :-)

Anonymous said...

Yeah, sounds like he was channeling Benny Hill, YAKITY SAX playing in the background. :^)

Cedar said...

Reminds me of having seen this, another British criminal, and a suave citizen...

Francis Turner said...

Wow that's local to my father (and me this week since I'm visiting him). I'll probably run to Clacton later today in fact.