A Dad who sent cannabis through the post was caught after putting his name AND postcode on the parcel.
Clinton Bernstein, 55, planned smoking the drugs at his daughter's (way to go, Dad) in Brighton and was trying to avoid being caught by sniffer dogs at the city's station. But sorting office staff became suspicious of the 'strong smell' of cannabis. (Probably best not to ask how they knew the smell of cannabis. Giving them the benefit of doubt, perhaps they are trained in such matters.)
A drunk woman who fled a top restaurant without paying was traced because she left her phone number when she booked.
A Californian man on trial for stealing a car was arrested again immediately after the case, because he'd arrived for the hearing in another stolen vehicle. He told police it was the only way he could think to get to court. (You have to admire the man for trying, don't you?)
Supermarket owner Antonio Oliveria arrived at work to find a male bottom poking out of a window. A thief got stuck breaking into his shop at Almancil, and as the robber, 22, tried to wriggle free, his trousers fell off. Onlookers gathered to point and laugh (Oh the embarrassment) as firemen took two hours to rescue him.
And just to show that crime really doesn't pay, the 'dopey' dad was given a community service order whilst the woman diner was told to pay the bill of £177 and given a 10 week suspended sentence and as for the trouserless felon? Who knows? Though I'd like to think his (err) face would be recognised everywhere he went.