: Someone breaks the law, but gets a lot more heat for their crime than they expected.
- Straight: Alice and Bob try to rob a pair of random bystanders, only to discover that one of them is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
- Exaggerated: Alice drops some litter, which causes a car accident leading to scores of casualties, including the Prime Minister.
- Downplayed: Bob is in a hurry and parks illegally (deciding to just accept it if he's fined)...failing to realise he'd done so in a handicapped space.
- Justified: Alice and Bob chose their target at random, it's just bad luck they were as important as they were.
- Inverted: Alice and Bob think they're kidnapping the Prime Minister, but it turns out they grabbed a random bystander by accident.
- Subverted: Alice and Bob think they're robbing an important official, but he assures them he's just a simple civil servant...
- Double Subverted: ...a (well liked, but mostly pen pushing) high ranking police official. He and his colleagues quickly track Alice and Bob down later.
- Parodied: The victim is clearly wearing a sash with "Mayor" on it. Alice and Bob don't realize until it's too late anyway.
- Zig Zagged: The amount of media/police interest the crime generates seems to vary depending on the plot.
- Averted: Alice and Bob decide not to go through with their robbery.
- Enforced: There wouldn't be a plot if Alice and Bob's crime wasn't more notable than a simple mugging.
- Lampshaded: "Do you know who I am!?" "...should we?"
- Invoked: The Prime Minister goes trawling for muggers to give a friend in the police department a relatively easy, but high profile, case to solve.
- Exploited: Alice and Bob carry around a pair of handcuffs, in case they rob someone who might be worth holding to ransom.
- Defied: Alice and Bob follow their targets around for a bit to confirm who they are.
- Discussed: "What if this old guy turns out to be the Pope or something?"
- Conversed: "Why would they rob the Prime Minister? They should know it was a bad idea." "They probably thought he was just some guy."
- Plotted A Good Waste: The victim seems vaguely important...but the crime goes without a hitch and it never comes up again.
- Played For Laughs: Alice and Bob taunt their victim about how they'll get away with the robbery because it won't be of any interest to the police.
- Played For Drama: Alice and Bob were driven to the crime out of desperation, but because of the high-profile nature of the crime, the public will demand that they have the book thrown at them.
...I only wanted to link back to Unintentionally Notorious Crime
...but I ended up blanking it! Oh Crap