The two dumbest thieves ever were arrested after posting a photo of one of them posing with the 120,000RMB they stole from a parked car in Jiaxing, Zhejiang, Tencent News reports.
22-year-old Li from Hubei and 23-year-old Wang from Jiangsu were workmates who dreamt of being well off. One day, Li told Wang about how he’d gotten arrested for lock picking once, and convinced him that they could “make money” together.
They targeted a parking lot in Jiaxing and broke into a car, stealing all the cash inside. They then went to a nearby hotel and counted the money, realizing there was more than 120,000RMB.
Both felt so overjoyed about their first theft that Li placed all the cash on a bed while Wang snapped a photo of him. Li uploaded the photo on the Internet with the caption “Got all this money in a night.”
Police traced the source of the photo and arrested them. They were charged with theft. Wang was sentenced to 8 months and forced to pay 10,000RMB; Li was sentenced to 7 months and fined 10,000RMB.
[Image via Tencent News]
By Christy Lau