Today's award goes to a particularly daft criminal in New Mexico.
Jonathan Ray wanted some of his mom’s posole last week.
So much so that, police say, he broke into her Northeast Albuquerque home, made a beeline for the fridge and ran away with a pot of homemade posole.
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As soon as she walked into her house near Juan Tabo and Interstate 40, Ray ran in through the back door and went directly to the fridge. He grabbed the pot of traditional New Mexican holiday stew and ran back out, according to the complaint.
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The mom went to the backyard and saw that the lock on her gate was broken and a trash can was propped up against the gate. She later discovered her garage was damaged.
There's more at the link.
Sounds like there may be some mental issues involved . . . but even so, to commit a crime so brazenly in front of witnesses is doofidity squared!