Washington state police learned that a man who reported the theft of his pickup truck over the weekend wasn’t merely a victim.
William Kelley alerted authorities on Sunday to report the theft of his 1992 red Chevrolet pickup truck, KVEW reported.
According to Kennewick police, a suspect riding a bicycle stole Kelley’s vehicle after passing by and seeing the keys in the ignition.
When officers looked at the surveillance footage, they discovered Kelley had been in the act of robbing a nearby business while his car was stolen.
Kelley, who already had a warrant out for his arrest, is now facing a burglary charge. Kennewick police are still looking for his truck and the suspect who stole it.
Kennewick isn’t the only place with boneheaded criminal plans
This is only the latest case to show that not everyone who commits a crime is a criminal mastermind.
Earlier this month a man impersonating law enforcement pulled over a van in Long Island that turned out to be full of detectives from the Nassau County Police Department’s electronics squad, the Associated Press reported.
And last month, a Missouri fugitive’s attempt to evade police was foiled after his own body betrayed him.
According to a Facebook post from the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, officers with the Liberty Police Department were searching for an unidentified man who was wanted for possession of a controlled substance in Clay County.
While police were looking for the suspected felon, he farted so loudly police were easily able to locate his hiding spot, Fox 9 reported.
“If you’ve got a felony warrant for your arrest, the cops are looking for you and you pass gas so loud it gives up your hiding spot, you’re definitely having a ? day,” the sheriff’s office wrote in the post.