So, I looked in to other jaw-dropping crimes and came across a website called Clumsy Crooks http://www.clumsycrooks.com/ . Sure enough, it has the death-bed heist mentioned, but also some other eye-rolling and head-scratching crimes, like:
- the dentist who used paper clips instead of stainless steel rods in dental surgery
- a man who showed up drunk at his DUI hearing
- a man paying his crack dealer with Monopoly money
- a woman who called police because of suspiscious noises... that turned out to be her vibrator
- newlyweds who spent their first night of wedded bliss in jail
Yes, truth really is stranger than fiction!