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Dumb Reasons Why People Are Arrested by Police and Put in Jail

November 10, 2019

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a free account today! Being arrested is no laughing matter. Well, at least most of the time. With the beauty of hindsight, sometimes we
can look back on the colorful, rich tapestry of our lives and admit, with fondness, our
dumbest mistakes. That has to be the case with the gallery of
rogues we bring to your attention today. From the groom who called in a bomb threat
on his wedding day to the burglar who forgot to log off of facebook in his victim’s house,
all these people have one thing in common – that got busted for a silly mistake. Let’s take a look at these hapless criminals
and find out why a career in crime just isn’t for everyone, in this episode of the Infographics
Show – Top Ten Dumbest Reasons People Were Arrested and Thrown in Jail. Neil McArdie (for reasons known only to himself)
didn’t get around to booking the reception venue for his big wedding day and simply didn’t
have what it takes to tell his bride-to-be about his oversight. Instead, he panicked before deciding to cover
up his mistake by phoning in a hoax bomb threat on that special day. Authorities didn’t see the humor in this,
and McArdie was handed a 12 month sentence. In a matter of minutes, a love bird turned
into a jail bird. Gary Harrington from rural Oregon was arrested
and sentenced to 30 days in jail for collecting rainwater into three barrels on his own property. The State of Oregon had him arrested on the
charge of stockpiling illegal reservoirs. Just, wow. The water that falls from the sky onto his
property is owned, according to the state of oregon, by the Medford Water Commission. This was dumb on Mr. Harrington’s part to
be fair. But the charge is so bizarre it simply had
to have a place on our list. Ghost impersonator Anthony Stallard was arrested
for hanging out at a cemetery and disturbing mourners in Portsmouth, England. It is unknown whether Mr Stallard used the
standard white sheet for his ghostly impression, but it is understood that he was heavily intoxicated
with alcohol during his terrifying and yes, spirited, performance. Suzanne Hulvert and Carl Owen Smith began
arguing in an LA Taco Bell restaurant. Things became heated as Hulvert smacked Smith
around the back of the head with a Taco Bell Supreme Burrito. Smith responded by stabbing his significant
other with a plastic fork before fleeing to a nearby bar to drown his sorrows. The pair were both arrested and booked for
what was essentially a heated food fight. A homeless woman in Florida was arrested and
charged with disorderly conduct and ‘dancing in a vulgar manner’ in Lake County in 2016. Turns out the woman was just a hapless victim
of the current twerking craze and was no doubt honing her technique. It was simply unfortunate that a bus full
of school kids happened to be passing at the time and were not so impressed by the twerking
vagrant shaking her ass to the morning traffic. Nicholas Wig, decided to update his facebook
status while burglarizing a house. All well and good, but he probably should
have logged off before leaving his victim’s house. Police had no problem tracking the dim-witted
criminal down. In fact it was probably the easiest crime
they’ve ever solved. Since being locked up in jail, Nicholas’s
relationship status is listed as ‘complicated.’ In 2014 a woman was arrested in Gainesville,
Georgia after police suspected a spoon found in her car had residue of methamphetamine
on it. The woman explained that the spoon contained
hardened residue of some spaghetti hoops that she’d eaten in the car a month before. But the cops weren’t buying it. She spent a month behind bars before the lab
results confirmed her story was true. A Colorado woman was arrested for trying to
break into jail. Monique Deshawn Armstrong thought she’d
break in to rescue her brother. She made it past a razor wire fence surrounding
Mesa County jail, and once inside demanded the release of her sibling. We assume that’s it harder to break out
of jail than to break in, and we guess Ms Armstrong will find out for herself. In March, 2012, Kansas man Bryan Paul Smith
was sentenced to four and a half years after holding his neighbor’s pet spider hostage. Smith had been looking after the neighbor’s
spider and had become rather attached to it. When the victim asked for the spider back,
Smith made demands for money. The demands turned to threats with Smith wanting
to keep the spider and receive $100, otherwise he’d shoot his victim. The victim called the police who eventually
unraveled the sticky web of Smith’s bizarre social life and had him arrested. Lori Teel from New Mexico spent the night
in jail for an overdue library book. She checked out the Twilight book from her
local library and promptly forgot about it. She was arrested in front of her kids at home,
handcuffed, and marched to the police station for processing. Not only is she being charged for crimes against
public services, she is also being questioned for crimes against literature. You probably won’t be going to jail for
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for something stupid? Let us know in the comments. Also, be sure to watch our other video called
What Would Happen If You Ate Only Meat and Nothing Else? Thanks for watching, and as always, don’t
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  • Reply The Infographics Show June 1, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Did any of them deserve to be thrown in jail? What is the dumbest reason you've heard why somebody's gone to jail?

  • Reply Daniel Swanson June 10, 2019 at 12:34 am

    Chicken at 1:35

  • Reply 8Infinityplays 108 June 16, 2019 at 5:34 pm

    These are so dumb XD

  • Reply Omer jarčenovc June 17, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    Nije ovo rat glupani ovo su glupi razlozi zbog kojih su ljudi uhapšeni

  • Reply Crystal Mendonca June 18, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    I farted at wall mart and got arrested

  • Reply not a hypebeast June 18, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    What about the kid who got arrested for burping

  • Reply Pink Diamond June 20, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    I nearly nearly got arrested cuz I lost my keys and tried to brake the window and my neighbours thought I was a thief

  • Reply Myfate Trulygreat June 20, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    Wow, apparently, eating spaghetti inside your car and leaving the spoon after could get you arrested too

  • Reply Columbian Toad June 23, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    1:43 I come from there! 😂😁

  • Reply SCP Foundation June 23, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    Here in Portugal, a guy got arrested because after a football (soccer) game because he destroyed police cars by throwing himself onto the cars because the cars are blue and white and there is a soccer club (Futebol Clube do Porto) and he was upset with the club.

  • Reply Nummer 4321 July 4, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    1:25 I collected rainwater in my own backyard and I didn't get arrested…

    Edit: oh and I'm a kid so I'm going to try avoid getting arrested when I grow up

  • Reply Roblox Gymnastics July 7, 2019 at 1:03 am

    notice how most of these are americans….

  • Reply General Joe July 7, 2019 at 5:01 am

    Notice most of the people were arrested in America.

  • Reply Johnowich July 8, 2019 at 3:45 am


  • Reply Glenn Gayet July 9, 2019 at 5:06 am

    Any judge that sentenced somebody for collecting rain is the worst of human beings. Falsely or illegitimately incarcerating people is one of the worst crimes.

  • Reply Valentino The Gamer1 July 10, 2019 at 12:51 am


  • Reply itz Graya July 10, 2019 at 4:47 am

    Hey you forgot a 22 year old man that was throwing sausages at his mother

    Its a real thing
    Search it up :v

  • Reply Le Thanonator July 10, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Make America dumb again!

  • Reply Suicidal July 10, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Twerking on the street when a school bus is passing by dude that’s kinda bad you just mooned like 26 children you should at least get 4 months

  • Reply Nicholas Johnson July 10, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    Harrington was not arrested for collecting rainwater. He was arrested because he diverted water from a river to his own property.

  • Reply I’m a Yeti July 10, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    So, there idots?

  • Reply Flyinflapjacks July 11, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    You should get an award for collecting rainwater, not arrested.

  • Reply Steve Cox July 12, 2019 at 1:58 am

    Nobody owns water

  • Reply GriX Extinct July 12, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    99.99% of who clicked the video is because of the thumbnail.

  • Reply Dominic Liew July 13, 2019 at 10:20 am

    Laws are cun

  • Reply Matthew Thompson July 13, 2019 at 11:56 am

    I was arrested once for "neglegent handling of burning material" for lighting a piece of paper on fire in my friends appartment basement when i was 16.

  • Reply Shirley Hubbard July 15, 2019 at 8:03 am

    I find it sad as an American that a lot of these are in America

  • Reply Hehe July 16, 2019 at 5:38 am

    I got jailed for singing happy birthday 🤔😉

  • Reply Kacey Thompson July 16, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Lady: eats spaghetti

    Other guy: miss why are you eating something unhealthy

    Lady: uhhhh I’m just eating lunch

    Other guy: that’s unhealthy boys take her to jail

    Lady: wth

  • Reply Rosa Jerez July 16, 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Someone in my town was arrested for getting in a fight over a piece of sausage at a restaurant

  • Reply Oliver Hulme July 17, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    “This was dumb on his part to be fair…” (rain collecting man) WHAT!? That’s so American. No! That’s insane! Just like the USA to regulate absolutely everything and criminalise everything sending everyone to prison for everything? Land of the free!?!? What!?

  • Reply iBeChewing _ July 21, 2019 at 9:26 am

    Committing suicide is a crime thats not why I'm confused because they handcuff the dead body but it won't escape!!!

  • Reply Ventilation System July 25, 2019 at 11:43 pm

    You can get arrested for overdue library books? Well, Ill see you guys in jail.

  • Reply supersoulshasher July 27, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    W⃞E⃞ P⃞O⃞L⃞I⃞C⃞E⃞S⃞ A⃞R⃞E⃞ D⃞U⃞M⃞B⃞!

  • Reply Tyron Is Back July 29, 2019 at 5:42 am

    Me: breathes

  • Reply Note is me send pie July 29, 2019 at 7:05 pm


  • Reply Elmer Balota July 31, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    The Taco Beli Supreme wars have begun

  • Reply Temporary Dude July 31, 2019 at 6:42 pm

    My brother, his cousin and me almost got arrested from stealing copper from and abandoned hotel

  • Reply Chance Trombley August 1, 2019 at 12:53 am

    I was using an outside outlet in Canada Victoria to charge my phone when I almost got ticketed for "stealing power"

  • Reply T - Series August 2, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Is this a joke

  • Reply The Hood August 2, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    The movie Don't be a menace someone got thrown in jail for being black in a Friday night

  • Reply Honeycomb Cat 2019 August 3, 2019 at 4:42 am

    Happy music in the background

  • Reply Jesus Franquez August 3, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    I was born at Georgia

  • Reply Security Cameras August 4, 2019 at 2:24 pm


  • Reply davian animations August 4, 2019 at 3:08 pm


  • Reply Kargo August 6, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    When i was in elementary school i got put in detention for the rest of the school year for wearing sandals

  • Reply YoBoiSnyderGG_ 9 August 7, 2019 at 2:55 am

    In gta 5, I’ve been arrested for fighting back in grove street against ballas

  • Reply Ghost Face August 8, 2019 at 2:13 am

    Why just why

  • Reply Stalker Bleach August 8, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Getting caught with marijuana has ruined people’s lives.

  • Reply The Official Sea Doggos August 9, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Once I was arrested for sneezing on a police officer lol

  • Reply Mr X August 10, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    I got arrested for breathing to loud

  • Reply CRAZY ACE August 10, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    Dumbest excuses Police use for shooting an unarmed man number one "I was scared for my life"oh oh I almost forgot "I thought my gun was a taser"
    "I was aiming at the family dog and killed the woman instead" over a domestic dispute
    " we emptied our magazines into a car killing a guy because he was asleep in a parking lot with a gun in his lap with the clip visibly out of the gun"

  • Reply David Hanley August 12, 2019 at 1:40 am


  • Reply Muaaz Abdulsamad August 12, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    I was playing around with a mist machine, and the neighbor's thought I was smoking, they called the cops (since I was a kid)
    DISCLAIMER: This is my friend's story, not mine!

  • Reply Lefteris Gaming August 15, 2019 at 6:01 am

    Once I got locked up for half a day just because i tried to steal my own phone back 🙄

  • Reply Jirayut Jujaiboon August 15, 2019 at 2:45 pm

    3:29 break INTO jail!?
    I never thought that someone did that

  • Reply Captain Cock-Strong August 20, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    Those Taco Bell supreme burritos are pretty deadly, you see the people that eat those things? 🤢

  • Reply Fin Vodahmin Dovahkiin August 21, 2019 at 6:07 am

    Is the spider okay??

  • Reply Antboy 925 September 6, 2019 at 10:11 am

    #1 Going to jail for exposing the things that government agents should be in jail for (Julian Assange)

  • Reply LolVirus September 7, 2019 at 1:05 am

    So I guess probably, idk, THE MOST IMPORTANT RESOURCE ON THE PLANET is illegal and owned?!? Ok, so I guess the government has "brains" as I am told. I will never talk to my FBI spying agent.

  • Reply Ofek Turner September 7, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    Once my dad got locked up for one day for speeding and forgetting to pay 😒👮🏻‍♂️

  • Reply Kurt Cobain September 8, 2019 at 2:58 am

    I thought you meant the police were bad and just were like “hey, don’t twerk”

  • Reply frogGames September 12, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    once i was arrested for half a day for not carrying ID, and police officers didn't consider my driving licence as an ID. and also my brother had to bail me out. without mentioning i was just next to my house doorstep and they didn't let me grab another ID from my house

  • Reply Qnik Essay September 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Guess it’s the US who does this.

  • Reply BasicRock123 September 15, 2019 at 2:49 am

    2:45 I did not know infographics show sweared like that

  • Reply CriticalMasters September 17, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Bro this is the dumbest rson for jail the usa are crazy but this is acctualy the crazyes think in the whole world

  • Reply Legendz js September 17, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    Ofcourse most of these are in US xD

  • Reply Nico Mc Bloxy September 21, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    In kindergarden my teacher tried to get my parents charged for me writing in my desk. Its not like I knew better, A ton of other kids did the same thing and once there was a big M someone wrote in my desk before I was at it.

  • Reply Jentz Hans September 24, 2019 at 3:19 am

    Nearly arrested for defending my self against my psychotic Ex… That's all I have to say…

  • Reply lilmothugs September 30, 2019 at 12:26 am

    Most of these are police arresting people for dumb reasons

  • Reply Mohinuddin Bhuiyan September 30, 2019 at 6:48 am

    I would definitely arrest a person who is twerking.

  • Reply Andrei Niculescu September 30, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    2:55 the video's called dumb reasons not dumb mistakes

  • Reply mickymoto100 October 1, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Calling someone an 'illegal alien' in New York City

  • Reply Cottonie Hime October 2, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    Oof, to the person who just ate spaghetti

  • Reply Eric F October 5, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    My dad got arrested when he was like 16-21 bc he was drinking where he shouldn’t and got the night in jail

  • Reply Marek Duda October 5, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Reeeeély colecting water on my property what kind of opresion is that? That is unheard of by far fake and imposible unles i make it in such menge that it is taking considerable amounts of water from my neighbours gardens

  • Reply Asta Pauliuke October 6, 2019 at 9:39 am

    Someone went to jail for saving dogs in a fire

  • Reply Agent 47 October 10, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    “What are you in for?”
    -“I don’t want to taco bout it.”

  • Reply We’re here for you Wonho Go to jail Han seo hee October 12, 2019 at 2:08 am

    Water is a natural resource. I really don’t see why people have to pay so much for it and can’t collect it

  • Reply Sam T October 16, 2019 at 10:24 am

    In the UK. You can get arrested for a hate crime for farting next to a mosque now.

  • Reply Illuminati Illuminati October 19, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Dabing in the road

  • Reply Armnano Junior October 20, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Girl: i love tough guys

    Me: i happens to be a badass myself

    Girl: have u killed a man?

    Me: Worse, I've collected rainwater

  • Reply The Amazing Chuck October 22, 2019 at 9:33 am

    "I got arrested for a burrito"

  • Reply totallylooneytunes October 22, 2019 at 3:04 pm

    I'm glad only one of them took place in Florida.

  • Reply jeremy Mizer October 23, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    I was once arrested for a public intoxication. The cop ambushed me with a breathalyzer the second I stepped out of the parking lot. The real crime is my apartment was half a block away, crossing no streets.

  • Reply E.J-Money October 26, 2019 at 12:06 am

    People now suing people for for collecting rain
    America is a great place

  • Reply Cactus Tree October 26, 2019 at 7:48 am

    I got arrested because when the policeman asked to see my kids, I let about 500 million of them on his face.
    It’s unbelievable you get arrested for obeying orders…

  • Reply Paul Hard October 27, 2019 at 1:05 am

    I got a ticket for Jay walking

  • Reply Suave JAE October 27, 2019 at 2:18 am

    I got arrested for talking in the library

  • Reply Albert Li October 28, 2019 at 1:45 am

    these dumb police that is only is evil should be in prison for being a freedom theif. they are innocent, for some

  • Reply Shen Lon October 29, 2019 at 3:36 am

    my brother once tried to break in to the Jackson county jail (funny cause its in medford that was mentioned in the rain water collecting one (also remember seeing that one on are local news)) but he didn't get jail time they sent him to mental health and now he collects SSI so when you wonder where your tax ares are going now you know

  • Reply SpicyHavanero 123 October 30, 2019 at 2:38 am

    Ooo u cuzzed

  • Reply Irrulbon November 1, 2019 at 11:16 am

    Yes, twilight is a crime Against littérature

  • Reply TheLegend2751 November 2, 2019 at 2:56 am

    I’m pretty sure that woman didn’t get sent to jail for an overdue library book but because she took out twighlight

  • Reply Đēmøñ Ůmbŕēøñ November 3, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    In my opinion it should be illegal to twerk… ,-,

  • Reply BuffyPlayz YT November 5, 2019 at 4:15 am

    666 oh no

  • Reply Scott Morgan November 6, 2019 at 5:36 am

    Some old guy threatened to call the cops on me for hitting a tree with a stick or "being destructive" as he called it

  • Reply Aa Zetoos November 8, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    What if someone hacks your dashlane?

  • Reply Sophie Burns November 9, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Not almost arrested, but almost sent to the principals office. I was in 3rd grade and I was in specials and that day it was computer, we were setting up google classroom because it was new to our school, and she said not to go ahead. We were doing what she said, then the screen said something like no or okay, she said hit okay, so I hit okay. She was walking around and she said “Sophia,” (my name is Sophie, not Sophia, my birth certificate says Sophie and hasn’t ever been changed) “I said not to go ahead, what is your excuse” so I said “I did what you told us to do” she then responded with “I’m going to write you up, your going to the principals office, and hopefully will get detention” so she goes over to her desk, and is about to write me up, even though everybody else’s computer showed the same thing, but got distracted by someone else asking her a question and luckily forgot about it. I was like oh my gosh why would she do that, I did what she told me to. I also wanted to tell her my name was Sophie not Sophia, as she can clearly see on the roll.

  • Reply Patrick Jeffrey November 10, 2019 at 7:55 am

    Doesn't makes sence about the spaghetti for lunch really that is dumb

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