How dumb can a criminal be? Dumb enough to make you laugh out loud at these true stories of really dumb criminal activity. This volume of Professor Birdsong’s 117 Dumbest Criminal Stories: The Southwest is written just for fun and enjoyment. It showcases the kind of many funny and weird criminal law stories that he has found and written about since 2010. The stories in this volume come to you from the states of Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas -- the Southwest region of the U.S. Professor Birdsong has found out a lot of dumb criminal stories from the Southwest. They include, Drunk and/or Disorderly Dummies from the Southwest; Dumbest Robbers of the Southwest; and includes a chapter of the most bizarre dumbest criminals of the Southwest. Readers will learn of:
- the cross-dressing San Diego man who went on a rampage in a Denny’s restaurant when he believed that his cell phone had been stolen;
- the story of the California man arrested for hoarding and keeping more than 400 snakes in his home;
- the burglar who was arrested after he tried to break into a college office and became so entangled in the venetian blinds he could not get out;
- then there is the Texas “panty robber’ who for two years broke into homes and stole women’s underwear;
- the Arizona story about the bank robber who pulled off the job, received money and was caught shortly thereafter when he stopped down the street from the bank where he stopped and ordered beer and pizza with some of the bank loot;
- the one about the Dallas woman who bit off her boyfriend’s lower lip while kissing him at midnight at a New Year’s party – she was charged with aggravated assault;
- the Texas bank robber after receiving the loot tipped the teller with one of the $20 bills she had just given him;
Buy on Amazon Kindle | Amazon PaperbackMy Rating: 3 Stars
My Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I have read a few of the author's books, and each one is the same: stories put together of the stupidest criminal stories. Most of the time, I enjoy his books. They are full of quick little blurbs of criminal stories that leave you scratching your head. Some of them are caught, like the convict who decided to jump the barbed wire fence and left his underwear and jumpsuit hanging on there, only to be caught in his pink socks, and nothing else....
However, this time there were stories in there that weren't criminal activity, but certainly Darwin award-worthy. For instance, the Pastafarian guy who convinced the DMV to allow him to take his license picture with a colander on his head, personally I am looking at the DMV supervisor who let that one through for a Darwin Award.
It is a very quick book to read, and quite numerous, however, I think the author is grasping for stories to fill his quota.
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