America's Least Competent Criminals: True Tales of Would-be Outlaws who Have Botched, Bungled, and Otherwise Haplessly But Hilariously Fumbled Their Crimes

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HarperPerennial, 1993 - Political Science - 139 pages
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A rogues' gallery featuring America's most hapless criminals. Crime definitely doesn't seem to pay for such lunkheaded lawbreakers as: the burglar caught red-handed by a returning homeowner because he had become entranced playing with the owner's video game in midcrime; the suspect in a series of vending-machine robberies who posted his $400 bail using a sackful of quarters; the two criminals chased on foot by police from the scene of a burglary who hopped a fence to lose their pursuers. It was the outer perimeter of San Quentin Prison; the man who reported to security guards at a resort that someone had stolen $1000 worth of cocaine from his room. - Back cover.

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Books about crime sure seem to appeal to people. It's cool to have the lighter side approach in this book, because many crime books are darker in tone. I'm glad Chuck Shepherd put together this book. There's even cute pictures too. This book is a testament to the fact that sometimes in the heat of action, criminals don't think the most clearly or rationally.  

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Hello 911? Im Wedged in This Bank
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Hi Im Butch Ill Be Your Robber
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Said Ive Got Rugs Man Not
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