Meanwhile in Unfortunate Events: British Burglars Get Caught After Butt-Dialing Police, So Close Guys

Stupid criminals abound. If thieves were smarter, they’d get an education and a desk job like the rest of us. But some burglars are so dumb, all we can do is shake our heads and laugh at them.

To wit: a pair of numbskulls from England, who were arrested because one of them butt-dialed the police mid-burglary.

It all went down in Staffordshire. Police received a call when a crook unintentionally sat on his phone and dialed 999, the UK’s emergency number. Dumb and Dumber were apparently discussing the crime in progress. Law enforcement officers were dispatched to the scene while other colleagues stayed at the station and listened to the arrests unfold.

“I think we have just arrested the world’s unluckiest burglars,” Chief Inspector John Owen wrote on Twitter along with a GIF of Marv, one of two hapless criminals from the classic Christmas film Home Alone.

Let this be a lesson to those who live outside the law: if you’re going to commit a crime, for godsakes, turn your fucking phone off.

Cover Photo: Sebastian Leesch / EyeEm (Getty Images)

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