US man dubbed ‘most stupid criminal ever’ pleads guilty to burglary

Thursday, February 24, 2011

LONDON - The US man, who was dubbed as “the most stupid criminal ever” after he posted a photo of himself on the Facebook page of the owner of a laptop he had stolen, has pleaded guilty to burglary.


Rodney Knight Jr, 19, had last December, broken into the home of Washington Post journalist Marc Fisher and stolen his 15-year-old son’s laptop computer, 400 dollars, a winter coat and another laptop.

At the time, Fisher described how the burglar broke into his family’s Washington D.C. home and kicked through the basement door while they was out.

“He opened my son’s computer, took a photo of himself sneering as he pointed to the cash lifted from my son’s desk, and then went on my son’s Facebook account and posted the picture for 400 teenagers to see,” the Daily Mail quoted him as having written.

“In the picture, the man is wearing my new winter coat, the one that was stolen right out of the Macy’s box it had just arrived in,” he had stated.

Although Knight put the hood up on the brand-new coat, the full-frontal picture still clearly showed his face.

“I’ve seen a lot, but this is the most stupid criminal I’ve ever seen,” Fisher said one police officer told him.

Despite Knight virtually designing his own wanted poster, it still took police almost a month to track him down.

He was arrested on January 2, when officers found him in a Washington alleyway clutching his waistband. When they searched him, they found he was carrying a loaded gun.

Knight, who has also pleaded guilty to carrying a pistol without a licence, is due to be sentenced on May 4. (ANI)

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