The L.A. area has no shortage of intelligence-challenged suspects, but 2012 was a banner year for our annual look at our fave dumbest criminals.
From the L.A. city employee who claimed he was laid-up while engaging in pro athletics to the sheriff's deputy who took a drug filled lunch to work to the pot-filled plane that crossed the wrong government official in mid-air, we have it all.
5. Boner pills. You try to bring an erectile dysfunction drug through customs at LAX after arriving from Korea? Nice try, limpster. Customs officials say they nabbed the 40-year-old suspect and his powdered tadalafil, the main ingredient in Cialis, in January. They said there was 63 pounds, or $180,000 worth of the stuff, stuffed in socks in the guy's luggage. He told authorities in was a Chinese herb. Yeah, an ancient Chinese remedy for horny old men.