In fiction everyone loves the lithe and subtle criminal who is able to separate a fool from his belongings with his wit and finesse. Of course, no one likes it when his belongings are taken, no matter how charming the thief is.
Luckily, most criminals are idiots. If they even manage to get their valuables, some are so stupid that they just can not help but get caught. Here are ten of the stupidest ways thieves were caught.
10 Dyeing faces
A good disguise is one way in which criminals can create a clean escape route. For two robbers in Iowa, however, there was nothing clean when they tried in 2009 to give an apartment. To avoid being recognized, the two used fake (smart) and black markers to scribble masks on (smarter) their faces. 
Matthew Allan McNelly and Joey Lee Miller were discovered and reported to the police. If the couple had fled, they might turn out to be suspects-except for the fact that the black lines they had drawn on their faces were permanent marks. Their faces revealed them.
In their defense, the two drank before their attempted break-in, but it would have taken a good deal of alcohol to make this seem like a good idea.
9 Pecked by a Parrot
When a couple from Kent woke up one day in 2017 and found that his home had been robbed while it slept, it was annoying for her to find that even his lover Parrot Rocky was missing. The thief had taken things with two oxygen tanks that one of the owners needed to make their breathing easier. The burglar, however, had made a terrible mistake trying to steal her parrot.
When the thief tried to steal Rocky, an African gray, the bird took a bite from him. The burglar simply threw Rocky out of the window before setting off with his other loot. Unfortunately for the criminal, he had left something behind. Rocky's bite made him bleed at the scene.
When the police checked the DNA of the blood based on their records, they combined the raid with Vitalij Kiseliov, a well-known criminal.  With this evidence they were able to convict him of this break-in and several others. Rocky was found and returned to his relieved owners.
8 Post on Facebook
One of the key lessons for today's people is, "Watch what you put online." For criminals, this message is doubly important. In 2016, a man in Florida looking for a battery decided to use his own wanted poster (see picture above) as a profile picture. When the police quickly tracked him down with other details on his page, a bag of cannabis fell out of his pants during the arrest.
In 2018, Steven Hutton from Dundee, Scotland, brought things to a whole new level not only once but twice while stealing stolen items via the social media site.  Hutton stole a number of items from cars and offered them for sale on the local Facebook page. One of the people he had robbed saw a gardening tool that he considered his property and made an appointment with him. Instead of a buyer, the police turned up at Hutton and found some stolen items.
Having previously been found guilty of selling a stolen handbag on Facebook, the court sentenced Hutton to 19 months in prison for his crimes.  7 Take off your disguise
Putting a plastic bag over your head is so stupid that even kids know they should not. However, some criminals do not seem to have been informed, because when they think of a disguise, this is a bag they grab first.
When the glorious Christopher Badman decided to steal hotel rooms in Porthcawl, Wales, in 2015, he realized he had to hide his face from the security cameras in the corridors. In footage you can see him stumbling through the rooms with a bag on his head. After being disturbed by a room dweller during his robbery, he returns to the corridor with his bag removed.  These were all the evidences needed to convict him for his crimes.
It could have been worse. In 2018, a robber in India used a transparent plastic bag as a disguise. Not only was his face clearly visible in the security records, but he left fingerprints all over the scene.
6 Caught by shoelaces
When Paul Ives of Dartford, Kent, one day came home in 2008, he found something unexpected in his house. In his window dangled John Pearce, who was hung upside down on a pinched laces. When asked what he was doing there, Pearce said he wanted to stop burglars.  Still holding the hammer with which he had hit the top window for boarding, his defense was poorly received. Pearce had hit the main window to free himself, but the more he fought, the tighter his foot became.
Although Pearce begged to be let down, neither Mr. Ives nor the crowd gathered to watch The spectacle offered to help. Police and an ambulance visited the scene, and Pearce was disappointed, though he was not released when he was immediately arrested and charged with burglary and intrusion.
5 Caught by Dirty Underwear
DNA evidence has been the overthrow of many criminals. Even if every attempt is made to eliminate the perpetrator's presence, a single hair or drop of blood may be associated with the crime. However, in 2017, Liverpool-based Jordan Edge left more than a drop of body fluid at the site of his burglary – leaving his dirty underpants scornful for the amount of DNA evidence as he stole a car and left cigarette butts with his DNA in the vehicle , This linked him to the theft. The day after he stole the car, he tried to bury a house, and for some reason left his dirty underwear with more than a pile of DNA on it.
This was enough to convict him. Hopefully, the prison will provide inmates with clean underpants.
4 Photo ID left behind
It is sometimes unavoidable to leave DNA behind, but there are other evidences that are almost as dense in linking a person to a person's criminality. In 2008, New York City police began looking for Cory L. Brown after two bank robberies when they discovered he had left behind his wallet and photo ID. 
In the first robbery, he hinted that a bomb would explode if money was not handed over. In the second, he showed the bank employee a drawing of a gun on a lottery ticket. He managed to escape with $ 3,600 from his crimes. In his flight, the robber retired, so as not to be discovered. Unfortunately, when he moved, he left his wallet behind and let the police know he was the prime suspect of the crime. He also left his birth certificate, his social security card and other more than incriminating proof of identity.
3 Using a wheelchair as an escape vehicle
It is often unwise to run away from the police. A high-speed hunt not only endangers you but also innocent bystanders. However, those who were waiting to see Noemi Duchene and Luis Del Castillo attacking a jewelry store in El Paso, Texas, were hardly in danger of being run down. The couple had arrived with a wheelchair. 
When Del Castillo pushed Duchene in front of the store, she got up and covered her head and upper with a black garbage bag body, with only two small holes to let her see. Duchene entered the store and asked the owner with a kitchen knife to hand over the valuables. For some reason, the shopkeeper did not feel overly threatened and rejected. After the not very mobile Duchene had been chased through the shop, the robber was tackled by a customer and called the police.
Del Castillo was arrested outside the store, still waiting for his criminal partner to show up. Both lived across the street from the store, so maybe they did not have to escape quickly.
2 Bank robbery
It can be difficult to figure out how stolen money can be hidden or laundered. They want to make sure that there is absolutely no trace that the illegal prey can associate with you. Someone should have told a bank robber in the UK.
In 2015 Paul Neaverson entered a bank in Kent with a knife and laid it on the cashier's neck while demanding money. When cashier Neaverson said he did not demand the £ 500, the robber had to go for nothing. He wandered down the street for a while, entering a second bank and again trying to steal money. After learning his lesson, he was ready to go without cash – he suggested that the money could simply be transferred to his account.  This would not have been the hardest case to crack.
Neaverson left this bank empty. when a customer took his knife from him and the cashier pushed the panic button to call the police. Neaverson was quickly arrested and imprisoned for two years.
1 Demand for robbery
FBI agents in Chicago must have loved Thomas Infante, who managed to solve her hunt for a bank robber. When Infante entered a bank in 2008 to rob her, he had already written the note he wanted to give to the cashier. , , Give me your money or I'll shoot. "When the person behind the counter handed over the money, Infante fled and left half of the bill behind, but unfortunately left the other half of the bill in front of the bank and the agents agreed with the first half." It was unfortunate that Infante
When the FBI forwarded Infante to the address indicated on his pay slip, he allegedly admitted the crime, not that it was a confession, really necessary, as it took his name, his 
The grand total for this ingenious robbery was $ 397. After his arrest, Infante was held without attachment, perhaps the agents were afraid of one to let go of such a criminal mastermind.