South Africa's dumbest criminal?

2012-03-27 11:25

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.

  • richard.hipkin - 2012-03-27 11:34

    "... and one of his fiancée’s blouses." A cross dressing dumb criminal..

      John - 2012-03-27 11:51

      ha ha ha very sharp, a transvestite gardener

      Thandekile Pokolo - 2012-03-27 11:55

      hahahaaa maybe he want to change the shoes b'coz he took a big size stupid thug and thanks god for make him stupid

      Janice - 2012-03-27 12:18

      hahahaha pointblank and pro cold, you guys are too much. What a good laugh.

      Xzaviera - 2012-03-27 12:21

      Love this comment! Hahaha!

      Michael - 2012-03-27 12:43

      was it not Sganja? hahahahaha

      philip.venter1 - 2012-03-27 14:30

      Maybe the Robber sold the stolen clothes to another man who then coincidently went to the house it was stolen from the next day to try to get a job and now he has been accused of stealing the clothes.

      Fanie - 2012-03-27 19:30

      ...on the contrary, such acts should be encouraged if we are to breed honest "criminals" who seek employment to pay for the evil deeds they may have undertaken. That way we will have less crime and less tax to pay towards hiring more police.

      John - 2012-03-28 11:01

      @ Philip... Or maybe not... or probably not....

      rbphiri - 2012-03-28 11:49

      "he returned to a house he had robbed dressed in clothes stolen from the premises". Wow!!! his a perfect candidate for parliament. "the man was wearing his shoes, trousers and one of his fiancée’s blouses", so his also a dumb plant loving drag queen. Perhaps the man also stole his own braincells, hell his even dumb enough to rob himself and press charges

      mossie.geldenhuys - 2012-03-28 12:16

      They're going to 'enjoy' him in jail! lol

  • Ryan - 2012-03-27 11:42


      rbphiri - 2012-03-28 11:51

      I bet the thumbs down you received are transvestite relatives of the idiot in question.

  • smahlaba - 2012-03-27 11:50

    Eish, yo. There's something seriously wrong with this criminal.

      Jacobus - 2012-03-27 12:05

      Noooooo... Reallly?

      tiaan.fourie - 2012-03-27 14:15

      You are such a troll Jacobus. I love it.

      looneylani - 2012-03-28 11:16

      Jacobus... tsk tsk! Your mother should buy you a wooden spoon for your 12th birthday

      rbphiri - 2012-03-28 11:52

      More like there is something seriously not right with him

  • Chris - 2012-03-27 11:51

    This man sounds like an entrepeneur... while he was stealing some clothes to make himself look presentable he noticed that the garden could use some work and offered his services. Give that cadre a government position.

      edwardsch - 2012-03-27 12:22

      Cabinet Minister !!!

      stefan.vanderspuy - 2012-03-27 12:29

      That won't work.They don't work in government. And he'll have to steal a suit.

      Warmonger - 2012-03-27 15:08

      Nope, the tax payers will provide suits...

      Fanie - 2012-03-27 19:33

      BEE is not just about taking a stake but also changing the racial composition of the company or homestead.

      trix.duvenage - 2012-03-28 19:21


  • bareng - 2012-03-27 12:02

    not funny

      Daphne - 2012-03-27 23:27

      Sense of humour failure - it's moerse funny; this ouk is a CHOP!

      Clive - 2012-03-28 08:00

      No, not funny - HILARIOUS!

      rbphiri - 2012-03-28 11:54

      I guess the criminal stole your sense of humour and was smart enough to not bring it back

  • Peter - 2012-03-27 12:06

    I had a similar experience some years back. Had just moved into a new house and the oke came in the kitchen window. I met him in the passage, 9mm in hand. Luckily I had freinds visiting and my mate stopped me from shooting the oke. He was arrested, but lo and behold - next day he arrives in my garden, asking if he can stay in my servants quarters! I think the fella was a bit looney ... anyway, the request was refused and I never saw him again.

      Tammy - 2012-03-27 12:11

      hell that is so funny Peter! glad you were not hurt.

      Ron - 2012-03-27 12:14

      You should have shot the trash.

      Peter - 2012-03-27 14:16

      Ron, I don't think the fella was really a criminal, I think he may have been looking for a place to sleep. He claimed he used to sleep in the house when it was unnoccupied, he did not realise we had moved in. I think shooting him may have been the wrong choice, he was a simpleton I think. (I hope, or a good con man!) Imagine the guilt if his parents came to me after I'd killed him, mourning their mentally retarded son. Eish ...

  • Hannes - 2012-03-27 12:07

    wow... difficult times call for drastic measures... call him stupid but i think it is funny!!!

  • Peter - 2012-03-27 12:07

    Must admit - typical behaviour by our prideless SAPS.

  • Brent - 2012-03-27 12:07

    oh how to comment on this one...

  • Kagiso - 2012-03-27 12:18

    dumbest criminal and dumbest policemen as well

  • lydonmcg - 2012-03-27 12:24

    I'm not sure what's funnier...the fact that he came back or that he came back wearing a women's blouse! Hahaha

  • albert.trustman - 2012-03-27 12:25

    Give the man bells

  • Mvelisi - 2012-03-27 12:40

    It goes to the fact that "every thing needs a back ground of education" that's real dumb even becoming a tsotsi u need to go to school for it! People are steeling diamonds on jewelery shops and sell them on the same jewelery shop how dumb!!

  • Jayson - 2012-03-27 12:40

    Lol. A similar thing happened to me awhile back. My gardner stole a very expensive pair of takkies from me. He then returned the follow weekend for work wearing my takkies in all his glory. Needless to say. I let him keep them. But he doesn't work for me anymore. Lol.

  • Andile - 2012-03-27 12:43

    He's stupid he should have gone to de nearest police station.

  • bashin.monyela - 2012-03-27 12:43

    I think he was proud of his handy work and felt he just had to show off.

  • veritas.odium.paret - 2012-03-27 12:47

    Thank god for such! I had my own experience with some high school kid who managed to get into my home while I was napping, stole some DVDs, an external hard drive and then removed the flash drive from which the music was playing (which alerted me). I tried to chase him but he got away. In his escape, however, he fortunately forgot his school bag which, upon inspection, contained books listing his names and addresses. You should have seen the little turd's face when I walked through the front door with the police. I only refrained from pressing charges because I'd recovered all my stuff and felt sorry for his poor mom. Not completely wise, but, it seemed in bad taste to do it.

  • siyolise.matyila - 2012-03-27 12:48

    Lol hahaha, this oak is a legend, I can imagine when his in prison and being asked by his fellow inmates,what you in for man? His Answer: for being the dumbest prick alive.

  • Lee - 2012-03-27 13:21

    I caught my domestic worker (who did not live in)stealing my meat, clothing, bathroom mats, towels etc by going into the servants quarters to check how things are in there and found some items of mine like a jersey that I could not find. I tricked her and said if she brings back my other jerseys she has taken I might forgive her. Next day she came back with 4 of my jerseys. I then noticed the wig that she had on was just like mine for parties etc and went to the roon to see if mine was there. I then went into the servants quarters again to find cut hair and the net it was in, came back to the house and confronted her to which she still lied and said it was hers. I then called the police who saw all the empty meat packets piled up under the bed and some items of mine hidden in the room. I told them she had my wig on too and she then admitted it was mine. The Police still asked how she can steal something and still use it to come to work. I was in shock for days of how much I found missing and the worst was my panties found on her and some hidden in the room. SHOCKING.

      reginald.dube - 2012-03-27 19:05

      @ ilsdebeer... who are these lot? domestic workers? having a domestic worker is a choice...... how do you lose half your clothes without noticing? and who still wear panties in 2012?

      TaniaSandraSteyn - 2012-03-27 23:15

      It's a matter of trust, Lee. Remember the Zimbabwean domestic worker who was feeding her employer's baby HIV positive menstrual blood? When you allow someone into your home, you give them the benefit of the doubt. You trust you instincts and hope for the best. I have employed ten people in my home for shorter and longer periods over the years. Five were absolutely trustworthy, loving, fantastic people. The other five? A motley crew of thieves, liars, lazy, grasping individuals of no consequence. At least I was half-right in my instincts. I would have passed Matric!

      Bobo - 2012-03-28 09:14

      @ Lee: Didn`t you know that Farraday Nkuane said on a human rights celebration that it is wrong for blacks to steal from blacks...They must steal from the whites because it is the right thing to do. When he was confronted afterwards he refused to withdraw his comment. To make things worse he spoke to the black youth..promoting crime against whites. He is a sub human racist scum and a bastard oxygen thief.

  • E=MC2 - 2012-03-27 13:30

    another example of education system failure in sa lol!!

      Napolita - 2012-03-27 16:20


  • nkadimeng - 2012-03-27 13:38

    Perhaps he wanted to pay his dirty deeds

      Fanie - 2012-03-27 19:36

      ....actually, he had all the intension to be caught as they get served 3 square meals in prison!

  • phosa.peter2 - 2012-03-27 13:50

    I dont think so,lets hear what he will says in court before we give him a soup or a bell.

  • phosa.peter2 - 2012-03-27 13:51

    I dont think so,lets hear what he will says in court before we give him a soup or a bell.

  • Jayson - 2012-03-27 14:01

    The "phantom disliker" is busy again. Lol

  • markus.botha - 2012-03-27 14:40

    Stupid Cops

  • acsteyn - 2012-03-27 15:05

    He probably could not remember where he had broken in and wanted to look for his search for employment. Shame man. The guys needs a Garmin.

      Koos - 2012-03-27 18:19


  • Pieter - 2012-03-27 15:28

    To his surprise, he saw the man was wearing his shoes, trousers and one of his fiancée’s blouses. What's up with males wearing woman clothing? Yesterday on my way home I saw a guy in a dress and trousers, and he wasn't gay.

      Msika - 2012-03-27 16:24

      Exactly, how do u knw he wasnt gay Pieter?

      Riaan - 2012-03-27 18:44

      Oh pelease! How ignorant can you be. Gays don't wear dresses. Only heterosexual transvestites do.

  • Thabo - 2012-03-27 15:46

    that 1 wsnt disturbed, he ws *mentalllly confused*

  • Thabo - 2012-03-27 15:47

    that 1 wsnt disturbed, he ws *mentalllly confused*

  • Thabo - 2012-03-27 15:47

    that 1 wsnt disturbed, he ws *mentalllly confused*

  • Chris - 2012-03-27 15:52

    Always remember to say shots fired when wanting urgent attention from the cops.

  • edgar.sammie - 2012-03-27 16:04

    whaal dump people are still around hey

      Mikkel - 2012-03-27 21:42

      Like you? Or maybe you just have dyslexia.

  • Msika - 2012-03-27 16:15

    And 45 mins passed without the cops showing up? I wonder what was delaying them, probably stoped by a restourant to buy some lunch.

      Luviwe - 2012-03-27 18:06

      Probably they ran out of fuel.

  • Alain Alexander - 2012-03-27 16:15

    45 min? ridiculous!

  • Msika - 2012-03-27 16:22

    And 45 mins passed without the cops showing up? I wonder what was delaying them, probably stoped by a restourant to buy some lunch.

  • Lesirela - 2012-03-27 16:38

    It seems people would rather be accosted by cruelest or smartest criminals than the dumbest. And we would be complaining that police are not pursuing such criminals with enough zeal. I am not in your corner guys. I hate any sort of criminal!

  • phathuchicos - 2012-03-27 16:49

    lol...he deserves a mampara of the week award..."he even wore the blouses"

  • HolyHoly - 2012-03-27 16:53

    "He escaped but was later caught by security guards." Job well done by the guards.

  • Jayson - 2012-03-27 16:58

    Sony max has a program called the smoking gun presents the worlds dumbest criminals. I so wish the owner took video footage of this numbskull. He could submit it. I'm sure this bafoon would win it hands down for us.

  • Alan - 2012-03-27 18:33

    He wasn't so stupid and dumb. Consider this : First, he was able to find his way back to the scene of the crime, then he departed prior to the police arrived, and no doubt knows he will be back on the streets in no time anyway.

  • jsekels - 2012-03-27 19:55

    I think they ran out of fuel,that's why it took the police 45mins to arrive on the scene... Thumbs up to the guards who caught the gay,I mean guy

  • dominique.geduld - 2012-03-27 20:03

    Wearing a blouse? Great skill I tell ya lmao....

  • darren.peach - 2012-03-27 20:08

    It might seem funny reading about this but I think this has a darker side to it. The sheer arrogance of this guy shows the mentality that the Police and the honest South Africans have to contend with. Absolutely no regard for the law and he walks around thinking he is untouchable. The Police dont rock up to deal with him, He will kill somebody. That is par for the course in our country.

  • pieter.penning - 2012-03-27 23:18

    Can bet he was high on something, lol

  • vumasande.makinana1 - 2012-03-28 03:20

    Lmao lol HE is "SPECIAL"

  • Zeezoh - 2012-03-28 03:24


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  • Zion - 2012-03-28 09:27

    He would have been a fool had he taken nothing then came back to canvas the joint to see what could be taken. Ai tog party mense. Eish.

  • Mike - 2012-03-28 10:51

    There you go .... further proof of retarded evolution in Africa.

  • planetleon - 2012-03-28 12:13