August 4, 2016
All of us remember the nursery rhyme ‘Johnny Johnny’ very well. It very cutely discusses the conversation between a son and his father when the former is caught red handed eating sugar.
Getting caught red handed means you get discovered along with concrete proof of your wrong-doing.
Just as I was wondering on what to write on this theme prompt, I remembered this funny story that was featured in the April 2016 issue of the Reader’s Digest.
” World’s Dumbest Criminals
Mumbai resident Altaf Qureshi had just made off with the handbag of a lady he’d spotted dozing in a railway ticket counter queue. Now the proud owner of the booty- a cell phone, necklace and some cash- he only thought it polite to answer his newly acquired phone when it rang!
At the other end was the lady Qureshi had robbed, and she made an enticing offer: “Keep everything else, just return my documents,” she said. “I’ll pay you a 1000 rupees”.
The genius master criminal couldn’t believe his luck. All set to rake in some more cash, he reached the designated spot-only to find some plain-clothes cops waiting. The police sent off the lady with well-deserved praise and took Qureshi into custody.”
Mr. Altaf Qureshi truly is one of the dumbest criminals of all time.
His story of how he got caught red-handed because of his own stupidity, made me laugh very loudly the first time I read it.
It still does.
Mysuru, Karnataka, India