Too Stupid to be Free

Welcome to this week’s Super Sleuth. I want to apologize for not returning after my last post on Super Sleuth with the answer! So here’s a refresher with the answer before we get to today’s Stupid Criminal case.


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The robber entered the victim’s home through a window in the early hours and woke her up by poking her with a gun. When she didn’t have any cash to give him, he  made her drive to an ATM and demanded that she withdraw $2000, but the ATM would only let the victim withdraw $460. How did the police catch him?

  1. He made her return five more times to withdraw money, triggering an alarm.
  2. He held her captive until the bank opened and she could go inside to withdraw funds and an alert teller called the police.
  3. He told the victim to meet him in a parking lot the following morning with $1,500. The police showed up instead.
  4. He made her phone the number on the ATM to report a problem demanding that they release her funds and the service agent called the police.

And the answer is…It’s 3.- He told the victim to meet him the next day with the money and when he arrived the police arrested him.

I almost couldn’t believe the crook could be so stupid!

Now for today’s Super Sleuth:

Three men broke into a local burger joint and stole the cash register, along with the establishment’s entire surveillance system and a large bowl of macaroni salad.

By noon, they had been apprehended. Was it because:

  1. The surveillance system was wireless and the police were able to track them to their lair.
  2. They left a trail of macaroni salad like Hansel and Gretel’s bread crumbs.
  3. One of the thieves used the camera to take a video of the three dividing the loot that he uploaded on Facebook.

Which do you think it is? Answer next week with another Super Sleuth!


About P. T. Bradley

Writer of Inspirational romantic suspense

8 thoughts on “Too Stupid to be Free

  1. dianekratz says:

    It’s gotta be number 3. Keeping my fingers crossed!
    Diane Kratz

  2. dtopliff says:

    I may be wrong but I think it’s #3, a Facebook post, and I can’t believe how often that happens. They deserve to be caught.

  3. We’ll see Diane! Thanks for stopping by.

  4. Dee, you are so right–this happens all the time. Let you know next week if that’s the case here.

  5. M. Weidenbenner says:

    I’ll say they left a trail of macaroni salad because it’s the most far-fetched! But just like the example above, some criminals aren’t very smart. Ha! These are always fun to do! Have a blessed week!

  6. joaniebruce says:

    Number 2. You could never make up a thing like that! 🙂

  7. 🙂 So glad you stopped by, Joanie!

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