Could I get away with filing this under “Dumbest Criminals”? An Irish paint salesman was convicted in court of stealing cans of home & car paint from his employer. The crime stretches right back to 1996 when the mans insatiable appetite for paint cleptomania began.

The boss started to get a bit suspicious when he noticed paint mysteriously going missing from the warehouse and following a raid at the employee’s house, approximately 86,000 worth of paint was discovered in his garage. Some of it was even out of date. Did the man simply forget to sell it on? Paint fetish? Maybe he couldn’t decide what colour to paint his house so he simply kept the tester pots. I know if I had 86k’s worth of paint in my garage I’d be on the coal quay markets in the morning!