It's a common trope in film and television to have law enforcement staffed by the most hilariously incompetent people known to man. It turns out the same really holds true for real life, too.

But, you know, don't go playing 'Yakety Sax' just yet, because some of these are pretty horrifying.

Entry by Joyce Rogers

NDLO IN 2015, MURDER SUSPECT JERROL HARRIS OPENED FIRE ON POLICE IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK. FOUR COPS DREW THEIR GUNS AND FIRED BACK, 84 TIMES... ...AND M

Entry by Maclise

Convicted felon Steven Robbins, serving 60 years for murder since 2002, walked out the front door of a county jail after officers released him in 2013

Entry by VirginAndy

Con artist Steven Russel managed to escape prison in 1993 by simply changing his pants and tapping on the guard's window with a stolen walkie-talkie.

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