Then they filled out a financial application to buy the puppy for $3000.
OK. That isn’t what made them the world’s dumbest criminals although that is pretty dumb--$3000 for a pet store puppy that almost certainly came from a puppy mill and will undoubtedly have expensive lifelong health problems.
The application was denied.
So, they seemed to say, if we can’t have the puppy, let’s just take something else. The man is seen on the video reaching for the store’s iPad a few times. Then his wife steps in, snatches it, puts it in her purse and they leave quickly.
However… in filling out the credit application all their personal and contact information was now in the store’s computer. The manager called them and the man promised to return it if the police would not get involved. Not surprisingly he didn’t return it.
The case was turned over to the sheriff’s department which is investigating it. Story and video