Not all crooks are criminal masterminds — some of them get caught in the dumbest of fashions.
Shoplifter who attempts to conceal a chicken under her hat is caught when the frozen loot renders her unconscious.
Drunk driver attempting to evade arrest unknowingly takes off in police car.*
Crooks unintentionally turn themselves in by calling 911.
Crooks fingered by the electronic locator contained in the swag.
Thief who tries to rob a gun shop is shot dead by those in the store.
Doper trying to evade police notice is pulled over for driving far under the speed limit.
Cons write checks in disappearing ink.