Dumb crook of the day

Here’s a cautionary tale for would-be thieves.

A Connecticut man accidentally called 911 on his cell phone while he was allegedly stealing 700 pounds of scrap metal from a local business Thursday.

Police initially thought the call was a medical emergency, since they could only hear rustling in the background before the call disconnected…But once identified the caller’s location using GPS, they arrived at the scene to find Michael Gorneau, 46, had transferred the metal from a local business’s dumpster into his pick-up truck.

Gorneau accidentally called 911 while crawling under a fence, police told Southington Patch…The metal belonged to a company that makes metal doors, NBC Connecticut reported. Far from being trash, it’s generally sold to help pay for the employees’ benefits.

Gorneau was charged with third-degree trespassing and sixth-degree larceny.

Has anyone written a book yet called “Stealing for Dummies”?

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