Illinois woman hits herself in the head with a bowling ball to try and cover up robbery

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DECATUR, IL - A woman who worked at an Illinois bowling alley learned the hard way that crime just doesn't pay.

Police in Decatur say they got a call about a robbery at the Pla-Mor Lanes. When they showed up, 30-year-old Jamie Gordon told police that a masked man walked into the business and beat her with a bowling ball, knocking her out. The alleged robber then proceeded to break open the cash register and made off with some cash.

It seems Jamie forgot that the establishment had security cameras. When officers reviewed the tapes, they told a different story. Officers could clearly see Jamie breaking open the register with a bowling ball and stealing the cash. She then proceeded to hit herself in the head to make it look like she was beat, and then she laid on the floor until a co-worker found her and called 911.

Jamie was arrested and charged and that's how she became our Dumbass of the Day!