Crooks too dumb to be criminals

 

junior sleuthBefore we get to Wednesday’s Super Sleuth crime, here’s a recap to the Super Sleuth crime on my website yesterday–www.ptbradley.com/blog:

A pair of robbers threatened to shoot a restaurant owner if he didn’t give them free food. How did they get arrested?

  1. The owner told the two men he was too busy for a robbery and asked them to come back in an hour. The were police waiting when they showed up.
  2. The owner gave them the food they demanded, but as they ran out the back door, the thief in front stumbled and when he fell, the other thief fell over him. The owner held them at gunpoint until the police arrived.
  3. Before the owner gave the thieves the food they demanded, he stirred a handful of sleeping tablets in the spaghetti, and they fell asleep at the table.

And the answer is…

  1. The owner told the two men he was too busy for a robbery and asked them to come back in an hour. The were police waiting when they showed up.

Now for today’s Super Sleuth!

In honor of this being the Wednesday before taxes are due, I thought I’d run this crime by you. And by the way, don’t try it.

A man filed a fraudulent tax return, and the IRS promptly sent him a $10,000 refund. So figuring, Why not try my luck again? he tried again. Why did he get caught?

  1. He claimed his dog as a dependent and several vet bills, asking for a refund of $15,000.
  2. He filed tax returns requesting more than $14 trillion in refunds.
  3. He claimed four nonexistent children as dependents and requested a refund of $20,000

So which is it? Leave a comment, giving your answer, and I’ll enter you in a drawing for a $10 Amazon gift card. Gift card winner will be announced next Wednesday, but you can get extra entries by stopping by my blog next Tuesday and leaving a comment. The answer to this Super Sleuth will be on my blog as well. www.ptbradley.com/blog

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About P. T. Bradley

Writer of Inspirational romantic suspense

3 thoughts on “Crooks too dumb to be criminals

  1. dtopliff says:

    I think it’s #1, that he claimed his dog as a dependent, and I love these.

  2. Be sure to check next Tuesday, Dee!

  3. […] I am just recapping last week’s dumb criminal posts for both blogs–Thoughts on Plot and mine.  And if you leave a comment on either blog, you will be entered in a drawing for a $10 […]

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