It's finally here! The end of the year means that sites everywhere are taking a look back at the dumb things that criminals have done during 2014. Slate's list has a slot for bronze, silver and gold medals of stupidity.
Stooping to a life of crime is one thing, but not even being good at it is another. These criminals bungled their way into the U.S. justice system, but their stupid antics bungle straight into our hearts.
Let's start off with the bronze medalist, Adalberto Ramiro-diaz. Adalberto was a drug dealer whose safety protocol meant pointing a gun to the head of every single customer that came to his door. One of those customers — and who would have thunk it — was an undercover police officer.
To jail with you! The list goes on and holy moly is it a treat.
Slate's silver medalist robbed a man at an ATM. A local police department posted his picture on its Facebook page, hoping for tips on his identity.
He responded to the police's request. Cops caught him by creating a fake Facebook account with a picture of a pretty woman and tricking him into meeting them at a public place. Justice prevails.
Wayne Bradley Wade, Slate's gold medalist, made the dumbest mistake on this list. He broke into and burglarized a Hollywood apartment and then managed to forget his phone.
Then he called it. The phone was answered by an investigating detective and the perp was summarily picked up. Criminals might be scary, but some of the stuff that they do sure makes them look a little dumb.
Want to see more dumb criminals? This one took selfies in STOLEN clothes.