In The News: If You’re A Criminal On The Run, Don’t Fall Asleep In IKEA

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In The News: If You’re A Criminal On The Run, Don’t Fall Asleep In IKEA

Remember those shows that highlighted the dumbest criminals who would do silly things like call the police because someone stole their drugs? Well, we’re going to go ahead and add this Associated Press story to the dumb-criminal pile.

According to the AP, Uppsala IKEA associates called the police when they found a 25-year-old man sleeping in the bedding department of the store. When police came to arrest the man on trespassing charges, they discovered that he was wanted for another crime.

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