Brandon Campbell, who robbed homes wearing GPS monitor, convicted due to pop-can DNA
Last November, when we first wrote about Brandon Campbell, we declared him an ideal Schmuck of the Week candidate. Too bad news had broken about his moronic crimes -- robbing homes wearing a GPS monitor -- long before Friday, when our latest Schmucks are announced.
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Fortunately, Campbell has given us a second shot. He's now been convicted for another burglary -- this time due to DNA on a pop can he left behind. Details about both gaffes below.
Last November, as we noted, CBS4 called Campbell a serious contender for the title of "World's Dumbest Criminal," and there's plenty of back-up for this argument. For one thing, Campbell had been fitted with an ankle monitor in the first place because of a previous offense during which he'd reportedly stolen -- wait for it -- a navigation GPS device.
As such, he presumably knew what these gadgets do. Yet he was accused of burglarizing as many as fifteen homes in communities such as Greenwood Village and Lakewood while rocking this fashionable item.
Along the way, Campbell is said to have created damage like this....
...and gotten away with at least $90,000 of merchandise like this:
But all good things must come to an end, and after Campbell was caught, prosecutors didn't exactly have a tough time putting together a case against him. After all, the ankle monitor allowed them to track his whereabouts and provided proof that he was at the scene of each burglary when the crime was going down.
So zany was this series of events that even Arapahoe County District Attorney George Brauchler, who's not exactly known for his gut-busting zingers, actually got off a funny line when chatting with CBS4. In his words, "I don't think that there's any doubt at all that this guy is the last guy picked on the prison Brain Bowl team."
True enough -- although his latest conviction required several years and plenty of technology to implicate him.
Continue for the latest escapades of this week's Schmuck, Brandon Campbell.