Viet Trinh, 18, has volunteered to be our dumbest criminal of the week.
After running a spree of smash-n-grabs with three accomplices, this criminal mastermind was brought to justice on August 16, 2017 after he shared a selfie on Facebook while holding a weapon he had just stolen under the alias “Kyle Zimmerman.”
According to the Denver Post, Trinh was caught after sending several selfies of himself with stolen weapons to friends. His Facebook page was a “treasure trove” for police revealing a history of car theft and illegal weapons sales dating back to October of 2016.
“Know anyone that wants to buy a baby .40? $300.” he messaged his friends back in November. “I got my 9″ wit (sic) full clips. Mixed with poison hallows, regular hallows and strait meadle (sic) jackets.” he later posted.
Arresting officers found at least ten 9mm pistols and five .40 caliber pistols all stolen from the local gun store Shooter Ready.
After his arrest, Trinh admitted to robbing multiple gun shops with stolen cars before eventually refusing to cooperate saying “I feel like I’m snitchin’ on myself.”
Hear more about his arrest in the video below.