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Least Competent Criminal | Awesome!

News of the Weird

By News of the Weird

Published March 29, 2018

Least Competent Criminal |  Awesome!

When Dustin Johnson, 22, of Minot, North Dakota, tried to steal $4,000 worth of merchandise from a local Hobby Lobby, he failed to take into account that shopping carts don't have snow tires. The Grand Forks Herald reported that over a seven-hour period on Jan. 3, Johnson filled a cart then fled the store -- where the cart became stuck in snow in the parking lot and flipped over. Johnson fell down, then got up to run, leaving behind his wallet with photo ID matching the shoplifter's description. Minot police caught up with Johnson at his home. [Grand Forks Herald, 1/4/2018]

Bertha Vickers of Morgantown, Mississippi, turned 100 on Jan. 9. To celebrate, she bagged a deer. "I was sort of shaking until I got ready to shoot," Vickers told the Clarion Ledger. "I didn't think it was all going to go right." Vickers still lives in her home and mows her own lawn, tends a garden and hunts for squirrels. "I don't know why everybody is making such a big deal about it," she said. "It was just a doe. I would love to kill a buck." [Clarion Ledger, 1/5/2018]