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Britain's Dumbest Criminal: Man Is Caught By Rigged Cop Car Three Times In Four Months

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In another case of Britain’s Dumbest Criminal, a rigged cop car has caught one unfortunate British thief three times this year.

The 21 year old Briton who goes by the name of James Milsom and hails from Bristol, was caught breaking into an undercover cop car loaded with goodies and a hidden camera for the third time this year, Sky News reports.

Nicknamed Prat Nav by national media, James Milsom had only been back on the streets for six weeks following a similar smash and grab offense with another undercover cop car.

The thief was caught red handed by the in-car camera, which showed him breaking into the car and nabbing himself a GPS.

According to the Daily Mail, Milsom served time in prison in February and March for the same crime and has now been jailed for another 14 weeks.

The news comes just a few weeks after another contender for Britain’s Dumbest Criminal, Andrew Kellett, was slapped with an Anti-Social Behaviour Order for posting more than 80 videos of himself and others apparently committing crimes on YouTube. The ASBO prevents him from posting anymore videos or images of his activities online. Kellet maintains he was just an innocent bystander, recording events.

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    neodude007 , June 24, 2008 3:34 AM
    Or maybe he wants to be in jail instead of being homeless. =)
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    Anonymous , June 24, 2008 4:50 AM
    "In another case of Britain?s Dumbest Criminals, a rigged cop car has caught out one unfortunate British thief three times this year."

    'has caught out'? Pot...Kettle...Black?

    Also got to wonder about the sentences... if he's done this 3 times in one year. "Ok this time we are really angry! We are going to slap both of your wrists and please don't do it again!"

    If the sentences are so short, why even bother with this 'sting' operation? Who is the dumb one again?
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    Balshoy , June 24, 2008 2:53 PM
    "Also got to wonder about the sentences... if he's done this 3 times in one year. "Ok this time we are really angry! We are going to slap both of your wrists and please don't do it again!""

    Good point :) 
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    Balshoy , June 24, 2008 2:54 PM
    "Also got to wonder about the sentences... if he's done this 3 times in one year. "Ok this time we are really angry! We are going to slap both of your wrists and please don't do it again!""

    Good point :) 
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    Balshoy , June 24, 2008 2:54 PM
    "Also got to wonder about the sentences... if he's done this 3 times in one year. "Ok this time we are really angry! We are going to slap both of your wrists and please don't do it again!""

    Good point :) 
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    LkS , June 24, 2008 5:03 PM
    It is so easy to do time in the UK. Probably easier than being free for some of these lazy criminals. If he's done it 3 times and still not learnt then it isn't really working is it. This country is way too soft.
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    gm0n3y , June 24, 2008 7:37 PM
    Yes, because tougher sentences lower crime rates... right...

    How about trying to help the guy get a job? Provide him with an education in prison. Very few criminals cannot be rehabilitated if treated correctly. Sure there are some that seem beyond our reach, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't try to help them.
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    Anonymous , June 24, 2008 9:55 PM
    'Yes, because tougher sentences lower crime rates... right...'

    Fine, have soft sentencing... but then don't bother with a 'sting' operation to put people in jail for such a short time!

    'How about trying to help the guy get a job?'

    No, it's far better to spend money on a sting operation in order to put people in jail for a few hours... that's the way to spend government money.

    Let's face it this 'sting' operation is a joke... it apparently stings the same people, doesn't really take people off the street for very long and is wasting police resources that could be used elsewhere. While the article was focused on the 'dumb' criminal... I find this whole activity by the police to be even more dumberererer.
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    gm0n3y , June 25, 2008 12:25 AM
    The bait car type programs like this are actually very effective at reducing auto theft. In the city that I live in a similar program has reduced auto thefts by 40% in a little over 3 years. IMO, they do need to keep chronic offenders in jail longer, how can they be helped if we just put them back on the street?
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