One of the world’s dumbest criminals was captured on video trying to pawn a ring at the store he stole it from.
The dimwitted thief stole a ring worth $11,000 from All That Glitters Jewelry and Loan in Portland, Oregon on Sunday night. He ripped the ring from an employee’s hand and ran from the store.
“My finger’s bruised from that,” the victim explained, “and he ripped my nail bed off too.”
Less than 24 hours later he visited a different Glitters Jewelry location 13 miles away hoping to sell back the stolen jewelry.
“It’s a pretty unique ring,” said Steve Souza, the general manager of All That Glitters. Souza said he immediately recognized the ring when the man walked in and tried to pawn it.
“I asked him ‘where’d you get the ring from?’ and he said he bought it for his wife in Vegas,” Souza recalls. “I said, ‘Really? We had a ring just like that stolen from our Lombard store.'”
Realizing the jig was up, the idiot thief tried to pull the ring from Souza’s hands. When that failed, he ran from the store.
Police are currently searching for the thief. Souza has offered a $1,000 reward for any help locating the suspect.