Many not-so-do-gooders were caught in 2017. And many of those failed miserably as they tried to make their way into the criminal world. And for that, we can laugh and shake our heads and even marvel a little at their creativity gone bad.

However, their attempts were foiled and we benefit. Here are our top 5 dumb crooks of 2017. You can click on each headline for the full story.

Here's to more dumb crooks getting caught in 2018. Happy New Year, y'all!