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Two Welsh tourists landed themselves in court in 2012 after they got drunk and stole a penguin called Dirk from Sea World in Australia.
Rhys Owen Jones, 21, and Keri Mules, 20, from south Wales, broke into the park on Queensland's Gold Coast, swam with the dolphins and let off a fire extinguisher in the shark enclosure, before making off with poor Dirk.
When they woke up - hung-over and with the flightless bird in their apartment - they tried "their incompetent best" to care for him by feeding him and putting him in the shower, the court heard.
They later released Dirk into a canal, but were spotted by locals who called police. A magistrate fined them 1,000 Australian dollars (equivalent to £637 at the time) each, and told them to drink "a little less vodka".
Dirk was rescued and returned to Sea World unharmed.
A hapless hold up of a newsagent in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, was captured on CCTV in 2012.
During his attempted heist, James Allan removed his balaclava, fell over a drinks display and then could not open the door to escape - because he was pushing it instead of pulling.
The lady he had just held up with a toy gun had to come and open it for him.
Not only that, but he had also tried to rob the same shop 10 days earlier. Allan, then 29 and of no fixed address, was sentenced to three years in prison for the offence shown in the video, and two years for possession of a firearm or imitation firearm, to run concurrently.
The newspaper reports that when the owner of the car returned, she yelled, "What are you doing in my car?" before unlocking it - at which point officers from Pretoria Central police station promptly arrested him.