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criminals 9 Famous Disabled Criminals Who Committed Crime Despite Their Ailments  

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List Rules Suspected and convicted criminals with physical disabilities

When you picture a criminal, chances are you aren't thinking of someone physically handicapped. You might be surprised to learn that several individuals with disabilities have been arrested over the years. Some of these physically disabled criminals committed white collar crimes, while others have allegedly been involved in violent crimes like murder.

Who is the most famous among these handicapped criminals? Oscar Pistorius might be the most notorious individual on this list. Pistorius first gained recognition when he became the first amputee sprinter to compete at the Olympics in 2012. Three years later, Pistorius was found guilty of murder after he shot his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp multiple times through the bathroom door. Pistorius claimed that he believed that an intruder was locked in the bathroom, rather than Steenkamp.

In 2005, paraplegic Juan Romero Robles was accused of stealing a woman's driver's license, threatening to kill her if she went to the police, and trying to steal a man's watch and shoes. Robles faces up to life in prison for his alleged crimes. Other crimes committed by disabled people include drug smuggling and bank fraud.

Are you surprised that there are so many disabled criminals? Take a look at this list and get in on the conversation in the comments section.


Oscar Pistorius gained international recognition when he became the first amputee sprinter to compete at the 2012 Olympics. Three years later, Pistorius was found guilty of murder after shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp multiple times through the bathroom door. Pistorius claimed that he believed that an intruder was locked in the bathroom.

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Gary Foster


Gary Foster, who is legally blind, allegedly stole $19.2 million from internal Citigroup accounts in 2011. He was arrested on bank fraud charges.

Juan Romero Robles


In 2005, Juan Romero Robles was accused of stealing a woman's driver's license, threatening to kill her if she went to the police, and trying to steal a man's watch and shoes. Robles, who is paraplegic and uses a wheelchair, faces up to life in prison for his alleged crimes.

Baljit Singh Buttar


Blind quadriplegic Baljit Singh Buttar confessed to multiple gangland hits in Vancouver in 2004. He was paralyzed in a 2001 shooting and passed away in 2011 at the age of 35.