America's dumbest criminal? Thief struggles to steal

A bungling thief in California struggled to steal a gumball machine from an animal shelter.

He attempted to take it front the front door at the Front Street Animal Shelter but he did not realise the machine was bigger than the space on other.

To make things worse for the haphazard thief, he missed out on a more profitable loot by failing to spot a donations box full of cash on the desk next to him.