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20-year-old Michael Baker of Jenkens, Kentucky, was charged last month with stealing gasoline from a police cruiser after he posted photographic evidence of the theft -- complete with grin and bird-flip -- on Facebook, where it was passed around town and eventually seen by local police.

The photo has since been taken down, but Baker's Facebook page is still up. On his wall, he told a friend, "yea lol i went too (sic) jail over facebook."

Baker posted bail yesterday.

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Mohammad Ashan, a mid-level Taliban commander, is suspected of plotting at least two attacks on Afghan security forces, so officials plastered hundreds of posters emblazoned with the insurgent's name and likeness around the district of Sar Howza. When Ashan took notice of the $100 finder's fee, he snatched a poster and marched into a police checkpoint, looking to collect. Instead, he was arrested on the spot.

"This guy is the Taliban equivalent of the 'Home Alone" burglars," one U.S. official said.

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Criminally Dumb Criminal of the Day: Dustin McCombs didn't appreciate being named "Creep of the Week" by the Jefferson County (AL) Sheriff's Office, so he stopped by their Facebook page to give them a piece of his mind.

McCombs was recently charged with "rape by force," and a warrant for his arrest was issued in neighboring Shelby County. This apparently did not

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Criminally Dumb Criminal of the Day: Today's master thief comes from the City of London, where he attempted to rob a Halifax bank on Cheapside, only to accidentally hand the teller his gun instead of a bag for the money.

According to reports, the would-be robber successfully retrieved his weapon, but by then the security shutters had

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To Accidentally Catch A Predator of the Day: A man in Utah who attempted to take out a mouse in his kitchen with a 9mm handgun accidentally shot his roommate, exposing a child rapist in the process.

Police in Taylorsville say they arrived at a home on W. Brucemont Drive to discover a man in the bathroom with a chest wound

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Criminally Dumb Criminal of the Day: A man in North Carolina was arrested and charged with two felony counts after attempting to use a $1 million bill to pay for stuff at Walmart.

According to a police report, 53-year-old Michael Anthony Fuller approached the register at the Walmart on Lowes Boulevard in Lexington with $476 worth of merchandise and

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Criminally Dumb Criminal of the Day: Last week, police in Sweetwater, Florida arrested 18-year-old Guadalup Valdes and 32-year-old Yamil Sarabia for stealing Christmas decorations from their neighbor's yard and putting them up in their own yard, one block away.

Authorities were on the lookout for another possible accomplice,