South Africa's dumbest criminal?
East London - A man has been described as “the most stupid, dumbest criminal” in East London after he returned to a house he had robbed dressed in clothes stolen from the premises.
The man apparently returned to ask for work, the Times reported.
The owner of the house in Nahoon Valley Place said the man came knocking on the door on Sunday morning, asking for gardening work.
To his surprise, he saw the man was wearing his shoes, trousers and one of his fiancée’s blouses.
The man immediately went to the back garden and saw that their storeroom had been broken into. They were moving house and keeping some of their belongings there.
"I could not believe the audacity of this guy. I detained him after that and called the police, but they did not pitch for 45 minutes," the owner said.
He escaped but was later caught by security guards.
The story was published on the Facebook page for Crime Spotter Buffalo City where the thief was called the “most stupid, dumbest criminal” in East London.