Dim-Witted ATV Thief Calls Police for Help

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney

This may surprise you, but you don’t have to be particularly smart to be a thief. The latest example of this comes from a story we found in the Daily Press.

An 18-year-old Ashland, Wis. man broke into a storage garage which contained, among other things, an ATV. He apparently tried to move a trailer loaded with some heavy objects to get at the ATV when the tongue of the trailer gave out and his legs got trapped underneath.

The would-be thief then called his mother for help, but she couldn’t get into the building because it was still locked. After what we can only imagine was a good deal of mulling over options, the pair decided to call the police.

“I can honestly say I don’t think in my 25 years that I’ve had a would-be criminal trap themselves and call for help,” Ashland County Police Lieutenant Greg BeBeau told the Daily Press.

After a quick trip to the hospital to get his injuries treated the incompetent criminal was incarcerated for violating his probation.

Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with TSN.ca, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including ATV.com, Off-Road.com, ArcheryTalk.com, Tractor.com, RVGuide.com, and many more.

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