10 of the World’s Dumbest Criminals

9. Free Beer Catches 19 Criminals

The things I would do for free beer…

In 2011 Derbyshire police used a novel sting idea: lure criminals into the open by offering them free beer. A number of wanted criminals received notices that they had won a crate of beer each. All they needed to do was contact the promotional company and they could be the proud owner of some ice cold suds.

Of the lengthy list of prospects, 19 men responded. Imagine the disappointment when instead of free beer these men were arrested. Now that’s what I call “entrapment”.