The Stupid Crook Book

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, Aug 2, 2002 - Humor - 240 pages
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Police arrived on the scene of a recreational vehicle park to discover a very sick man vomiting and complaining of stomach cramps. The man admitted he had attempted to siphon gas from a motor home but inadvertently put the siphon tube in the wrong tank. Instead of gasoline, the man sucked out the contents of the sewage holding tank. If stupidity were lethal, all of the criminals highlighted in The Stupid Crook Book would be dead. This book from highly successful author Leland H. Gregory III captures hilarious tales of captured criminals who are so dumb you almost feel sorry for them. Almost. This lineup of criminal bozos includes:

* Michael Anthony Silver, who made a $250 call to a 1-900 psychic hotline in the course of robbing a home. When the phone bill came later that month the homeowners called the police, who traced the call back to the hotline. It turns out Silver used his real name with the psychic.

* A would-be bank robber who fainted when a bank teller told him she had no money. The police later found his getaway car and discovered the key locked inside it.

* Tony Bariteau, who was arrested and pled guilty to breaking into the Deja Vu store in Troy, Alabama-twice! He was arrested because the same witness spotted him smashing the same window and stealing much of the same merchandise. Deja vu indeed.

* A wanted fugitive from Maryland who was running low on cash and stopped by a police station in Texas to ask for gas money. The police saved him the expense and gave him a free ride back to prison.

The Stupid Crook Book builds on the successful trail Gregory blazed with America's Dumbest Criminals, the book he coauthored that spent 17 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list.

Author's web site: www.realwacky.com/

  

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Review: The Stupid Crook Book

User Review  - Kai - Goodreads

The Stupid Crook Book is a novel revolved around small stories of criminals that do stupid things. There are some very funny ones and i thorougly enjoyed the book. For example, one robber robbed a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Christophe Ang - Goodreads

It was a decent book for a light read. It was a nonfiction compilation of the stupid crooks that were just asking to be caught. I don't recommend for a book to really get into, but if you're looking ... Read full review

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The jokes, wacky anecdotes, and inane quotes in Leland Gregory's Stupid-themed anthologies showcase the best of human nature at its worst. Through his Twitter handle of @ChronicStupid, Leland shares headlines, quips, and unbelievable feats of folly culled from print, online, and broadcast media around the globe. He has authored more than a dozen humor titles, including What's the Number for 911? and the New York Times best-sellers Stupid American History and America's Dumbest Criminals.  A tireless promoter, he has made hundreds of radio and television appearances, including multiple appearances on NBC's Today show. 

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