Today’s winner is from England.
One dozy thief has been dubbed a ‘numbskull’ after stealing a handbag from a police officer – in a bar full of police officers.
Mark Jimenez eyed up laptops and bags, even while uniformed constables were arriving at the leaving do for Inspector Penny Mills.
The 46-year-old still went ahead and pinched a handbag during a speech before being rugby tackled and surrounded by 40 officers.
The incident happened at the Elk bar, just doors away from Fulham police station in west London.
Jimenez was a ‘numbskull’, said cllr Greg Smith, member for crime on Hammersmith and Fulham Council, adding: ‘I can’t believe anyone would be stupid enough to try and pinch a detective’s bag from a room full of officers.’
A police source said of the January incident: ‘It was fairly obvious they were all police.
‘I mean, there were speeches going on praising Penny’s work and a few uniformed officers even popped in to say goodbye.’
Inspector Mills said: ‘He put his hands up and said “fair cop”, which is something, I suppose.’
I guess it takes a special sort of stupidity to rob a cop who’s in a bar full of more cops. Perhaps Mr. Jimenez was suffering from cop-per deficiency?