Case of criminal stupidity

27th June 2008 at 01:00
We have previously reported cases of dim-witted pupils committing this mistake: they film themselves vandalising school property, upload the footage on to YouTube and are then amazed at being caught
We have previously reported cases of dim-witted pupils committing this mistake: they film themselves vandalising school property, upload the footage on to YouTube and are then amazed at being caught. Some have even put their names on the credits.

Now, a headteacher in the United States has put a video on the internet to help nab a pair of vandals.

Two teenagers had used a basketball to knock out a CCTV camera at Sunset Elementary in Utah so they could break into a portable classroom. But a second camera had recorded their every move.

Don Beatty, the school's principal, edited the video and posted it on YouTube with a $50 (pound;25) reward for information. A few days later, he got a tip-off. The boys have since been charged with criminal mischief.

As for stupidity? Guilty as charged.

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