You can file this under dumbest criminals of all-time. 18-year-old Keithan Manuel decided it a wise idea to stroll into the Wilmer, Texas police station and attempt to stick-up a police officer!

According to Police Chief Victor Kemp the suspect walked into the precinct with a towel wrapped around his hand, pointed it towards their Communications Officer and told him to 'give me all your money'.

The police dispatcher immediately called for back-up and the man was arrested at gunpoint. And as you probably guessed, the young man did not have a gun on him after all.

“You hear of those World’s Dumbest Criminals every once in a while but you never think it's gonna happen in your city," said Kemp.

The kicker of the whole story is that Manuel insisted that it was all a joke and that he plays this kind of prank all the time.

"Man I play like that all the time," he admitted. "I didn’t think she would take it seriously."

Good luck with that defense buddy.

[KVTV]