South Africa’s Dumbest Criminal

A 40-year-old man has been dubbed “South Africa’s dumbest criminal” after walking into a police station to apply for a job, despite being on their wanted list. Thomas Ngcobo had been on the run for the past seven years after stealing hardware worth more than $1,200 while working as a delivery man. He reportedly diverted deliveries to other addresses without the owner’s consent or knowledge, and went on the run as soon as his manager discovered several invoices were missing. Ngcobo’s name was added to the police department’s wanted criminal list when a complaint was filed by the manager. Upset that he hadn’t heard back after sending an application for employment, Ngcobo walked into the Bethal South African Police Service to find out what the hold-up was. Needless to say, Ngcobo didn’t get the job. He did, however, get an all-expense paid trip to the local jail.