How dumb can a criminal be? Dumb enough to make you laugh out loud at these true stories of really dumb criminal activity. Leonard Birdsong is a law professor who specializes in criminal law who has collected 157 of his most favorite stories about dumb criminals. This book is a collection of stories about dumb criminals from around the United States including the Professor’s home state of Florida, criminal dummies from abroad, and drunken dummies from all over. All the stories are true and include Professor Birdsong’s witty commentary. The book is sure to deliver some great belly laughs like the one about a transvestite purse snatcher who loses her water-filled condom which she used as a fake breast or the “drunken dummy” who called 911 to report a slot machine stole his money.
Pictures from social networking web sites are cropping up in court. Online photos tripped up Joshua Lipton, a 20 year old Rhode Island college junior who was charged in a drunken driving crash that seriously injured a woman. Two weeks after his arrest, he attended a Halloween party dressed as a prisoner. The photos were later posted on Facebook. Prosecutor Jay Sullivan used the photos to paint Lipton as an unrepentant partier living it up while his victim suffered in the hospital. The judge found the photos depraved and sentenced Lipton to two years in prison.