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    Three mental giants!

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    Some people are simply not cut out for their chosen career.

    Run but you can't hide from spyware

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    Too stupid to do anything else however.

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    There are some incredibly dumb crims out there. But these guys the error was in keeping hold of a stolen car for so many weeks; that one error cost them their freedom.

    The article heading is just plain wrong - there is nothing in there about spyware at all. Someone needs to smack the copy editor...

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    Just thought I'd add this...
    Thanks to the never-ending onslaught of police procedural shows, everyone in the world now has a pretty good understanding of the basics of forensic evidence. Wear gloves, clean shoes, hats; there's no excuse anymore for conducting a crime that leaves behind evidence that can be tracked back to you. It's just one of the rules of the game.

    Which brings us to Trevor Jones, who is apparently playing his own game.


    While robbing a house in 2011, Jones parked his car in the driveway while he went inside to get a-robbin'. The legitimate resident of the home returned around then to find a strange car in the driveway and her door open, and perhaps wisely chose not to step inside. Instead, she looked inside the strange car in her driveway and took the keys and wallet that were apparently just sitting there in the car, because, you know, can't hold that when robbin'. And then she took off, taking with her all the evidence needed to blow this case wide open.

    Thankfully, for the sake of this story, this did not deter Trevor Jones. When he returned to his car with the stolen goods and realized his keys and wallet were missing, he did not give up. He so furiously did not give up, in fact, that his next move was to sprint straight into a nearby pond, because he is an awesome criminal. On the other side of the pond, he broke into another house, where he logged into Facebook, because who the fuck even cares anymore? And yes, when he sprinted out of that home, leaving behind puddles and Trevor Jones-shaped stains on the couch, of course he forgot to log out of Facebook. Of course he did.


    The greatest part of this whole story is that, based on a cursory search of Google (we really tried hard for this one), it doesn't look like the police ever caught this guy! Which means that to this day, every single one of us is at risk of returning home to find a bunch of our stuff missing, "I am Trevor Jones" scribbled in lipstick on the walls, and a Trevor Jones-shaped hole in the wall of our house.
    So who is dumber - Trevor? Or the cops who still haven't got him even with all that evidence?

    From http://www.cracked.com/blog/the-7-mo...-attempted_p2/


    Which fits well with something I learned many years ago - I was taught how to read Minnesota A&B Personality profiles and while you can go through the graph point-by-point and get fairly good alignment with the person, the shape of the curve also means stuff, usually far more accurately than just the individual points.

    The course made it clear that when you saw a particular shape of graph, the person was either a career criminal... or a career cop. They are the same breed with the only difference being a decision at some point to satisfy their needs by either enforcing or ignoring the law. (note I am NOT saying all crims and all cops have the same profile)

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    For goodness sake JM lighten up a little, virtually every post you make reads like another chapter of War and Peace.
    The OP was meant to be a light hearted dig at dumb crims, not good enough, here you come with a discourse on Minnesota A&B Personality profiles.
    Not every post has to run to 1000 words, sometimes less is more.

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    *shrugs* I responded with a light and fluffy - the addition was because some people might find it interesting info.

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    No 7:The Man Who Tried to Cash a Check for $360 Billion.

    Reminds me of when the security guards in Perth went on strike and I was in the Comm Gov. We were given all the (all large value) superannuation cheques for the month to take them to the banks so the amounts could be transferred to the individual account holders.

    Blond bimbo teller in the main branch of the WA state bank (now called Bankwest) asked the two of us if we wanted cash for their $11+ million cheque!

    Briefly wondered if we could have got away with it. Being a Friday, they may actually have had the readies on hand...

    All the best


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    Quote Originally Posted by TampIt View Post

    Blond bimbo teller in the main branch of the WA state bank (now called Bankwest) asked the two of us if we wanted cash for their $11+ million cheque!

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    Careful Tampit, your on the verge of getting every blonde in Australia offside. its a good story though.

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    Why yes I will grab $11 Million in cash. That would not look suspicious at all! :/

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    They all sound like completely made up stories to me. So who's the fool? The made up crime, the made up cops or the reader?

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    So, what did the neighbour write on Tony's wall?

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    Having spent a fair bit of time working closely with police I would have to say that, as a group, they never struck me as being any more stupid than any other occupational group, although there were some who were very lazy and that could perhaps have been interpreted as "stupid".
    I have worked with quite a few 'professionals' that I thought weren't very bright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwcalder05 View Post
    Why yes I will grab $11 Million in cash. That would not look suspicious at all! :/
    Hi mwcalder05

    I suspect my quick "at the time calculation" of needing three +/- 1/2 wheelbarrows to hold the $50's ($100's were still scarce) may have led to some curious looks if carried through. There were only two of us at the time... (thinks Keystone Kops slapstick).

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