To plan a heist and get away with it takes precision planning, insider knowledge, nerves of steel, and a smooth getaway. But for every cool and calculated criminal act that defies the law, there are plenty more that don't go to plan...or even have a plan. Dumbest Criminals is a compilation of true stories of lives of crime that definitely didn't pay off. From bungled burglaries, madcap schemes and thieves unwittingly drawing attention to themselves or leaving their identities for all the world to see, this hilarious collection of tales will have you chortling with incredulity at plans gone wrong, contingencies scuppered and daring deeds thwarted by the public. Wily and cunning these criminals are not.