You may know of shows like “America’s dumbest criminals”, well, here in the UK we have a contender for Britain’s dumbest criminal. Emmanuel Jerome, a 23-year old man, broke in to a house at night and thought he was using his iPhone’s LED flash as a light. Turns out he had his camera recording the whole time. What a tool!
The police used the incriminating evidence to arrest and charge the man. His sentence: 44 weeks in prison. As reported by the Daily Mail:
Mr Jerome was arrested after trying to break in to three other properties. Police then found video clips of a house in Marsh in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, which was targeted by a gang of burglars while the owners were on holiday. Property worth tens of thousands of pounds was taken.
Judge Potter told Mr Jerome: ‘Significantly, in my view, camera footage of the invasion of that property was captured on your mobile phone.
‘You, in my judgement, were an important member of the team that attacked that property on those occasions.’