Here's our dumb criminal story of the day.
The New York Post reports that two men were arrested after they stole a cookbook author's Lexus and then tried to sell it back to him. The owner already had reported the car stolen to police.
The thieves' imaginative plan hit a snag when the car got towed after one of the men had called the 71-year-old author, Richard Grausman. The thieves still arranged to meet with Grausman, however, to return the keys and documents for the car.
Guess who was waiting. You got it. The cops.
-- Lance Murray