Car thieves can be among the cleverest, most technically adept crooks around — defeating modern theft-mitigation gear is no easy task. But when those guys are dumb, boy are they mind-bendingly dumb. Who's the dumbest car thief in history?

We're going with the Minnesota man who, after stealing a car, called 911 to brag that the cops couldn't catch him. After chiding police over the phone about how much smarter is was, the man went to hide in a shed. And that's exactly where the heat finally caught up to him. There's more proof that self-destructive hubris is just another variant of dumbness. (Photo: Vava Vladimir Jovanovic/Shutterstock)

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