Another burglar drops his cell phone

This entry was posted by Rob on Monday, 23 February, 2009 at

Similar to the other Lost Cell Phone story, this one out of New Castle, Delaware is also pretty funny.

Apparently we have this guy who breaks into this house.

The homeowner hears someone opening his basement door and is startled when a unknown guy walks into his den. The victim who was sitting on his couch, jumps up and starts yelling at the intruder.

The guy takes off through the house and escapes out the front door.

Can you guess what happened next?

Well the guy ended up dropping his cell phone in the victim’s front yard. Way to go buddy.

So the homeowner calls the police, who arrive to take the report. While the cops are looking around, the victim finds the cell phone on the ground and hands it over to the police.

Right there we are pretty good and should have no problem finding this guy. But, it gets better…

With the cell phone in the hands of the investigator, it starts to ring. And whose name do you suppose comes up on the display? Mom.

Of course the police answer and talk to the would-be burglar’s Mother, who confirms the identity of her son.

The police later found the 33-year-old guy walking along the highway. He was taken into custody without incident and charged with burglary related offenses.

So, if you have been following our burglary tips from the past few days, pull up your pants so you don’t trip or get a wedgie, don’t leave your getaway van running with the keys inside, eat the whole doughnut and leave the cell phone at home.

Be Safe, Be Prepared.

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4 Responses to “Another burglar drops his cell phone”

  1. Such a sad way to get caught. Serves him right, though!!

  2. As though the robbery wasn’t shameful enough, I love how it was a call from his mom that sealed his fate. This is just another example of how technology is making things easier and more complicated at the same time. I look forward to the next inevitable story where a burglar is caught because he drops his iPod, and is identified by his playlists or affinity for a particular artist. A bit more complicated to identify the person perhaps, but ripe for comedy

  3. OMG! That’s hilarious! I can only imagine what his next talk with his mom was like!

  4. Only the dumb ones get caught. Good night, predator!

    I guess even crooks have to be available for Mom, but sheesh…do you really need to be ‘on call’ while your burglarizing a home?

    Like my Dad used to say, if they thought like you and me, they wouldn’t be crooks.


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