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118 Successful Ninja Burglaries, and Counting

Police in Jefferson County, Colorado are having a problem catching a cigarette-swiping burglar. Apparently this man, dubbed the “Nighttime Nicotine Ninja” is thought to be responsible for at least 118 burglaries, in 18 metro area jurisdictions, while netting $120,000 worth of cigarettes over the past two years.
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Inmate Arrested Trying to Break Back IN to Jail

Apparently there is a little racket going on down in Georgia where inmates sneak out into the prison exercise yard and collect contraband items tossed over the fences. It seems the contraband is usually non-dangerous items, but lockup luxuries such as cigarettes. I suppose it could just as easily be a weapon, which is more [...]

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Dirty Mouth? Clean it up.

A guy from Connecticut has been charged with stealing hundreds of packs of Orbit chewing gum from area stores.
He must have had a very dirty mouth.
21-year-old Kenneth McManus surrendered himself to police after a warrant for his arrest was issued on charges of fourth-degree larceny.
On a Jan. 22, McManus was accused of stealing $500 worth [...]

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It was the goat! I swear!

Apparently two men recently attempted to steal a car in Nigeria.
While caught in the act, one quickly man fled the scene and the other ended up cornered by local vigilantes. So what is a would-be criminal to do in such situation? Turn himself into a goat, what else?

According to one of Nigeria’s biggest daily newspapers, [...]

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Enter the Whale, the Inconspicuous and the Shark

So much for Enter the Dragon, Bruce Lee he is not. Apparently a ninja, or at least a lame attempt at being one unsuccessfully attempted to steal two different ATM machines in sunny Florida over the past few weeks. One outside a bank, one outside a Walgreens.
Authorities in West Palm Beach were reviewing some [...]

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Dishwashing, Gladiator Style

The other night my wife wasn’t feeling well, and the sink was full of dishes. I wasn’t particularly keen on washing them all by hand, so I loaded up the dish washer. Apparently I did not properly clean the dishes enough before I put them into the machine. I guess I figured the point of [...]

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No Coconuts for You!

A man in Vero Beach, FL was arrested the other day after slashing a co-worker with a machete. Apparently the guy wanted to take a drink from a coconut, and a disagreement broke out over the break.
So these two guys are doing some landscaping in the hot Florida sun and one of them wants a [...]

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Enough of this Monkey Business, Missing Mechanical Gorilla Found

Where else do you dump a 8-foot mechanical gorilla after you steal it from Maine? If you said a cornfield in Vermont, some 400 miles away, you are correct!
Aiding in the media fury to locate this famous primate, the gorilla’s dad, err creator Ken Booth posted a YouTube video and reward for any information to [...]

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Truck Theft, Sub Sandwiches and Missing Gorillas

Couple winners in the news today.
First we have a 22-year-old truck burglar in Tampa, Florida. Looks like he was doing the rounds in a parking lot when the owner of the truck he was breaking into shows up. A fight breaks out and the suspect flees the scene. The owner chases him to a construction [...]

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Masked Burglar Captured, Courthouse Crime Spree Ended

A masked burglar broke into the Richard B. Russell Federal Building in downtown Atlanta, GA. Apparently he ransacked much of the building over the course of a couple days, covering several floors and stealing many items in this crime spree. No one was injured in the buglaries.
On the 14th floor of the facility he stole [...]

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Winnie-the-Pooh and Friends Arrested for Assault and Robbery

Winnie-the-Pooh, a guy in a mouse costume and another guy in a panther disguise were all arrested in Tokyo, Japan following an assault and robbery of two victims. Apparently, the cute and cuddly trio ran out of clean clothes, so instead of doing some laundry, decided to wear the silly costumes and head out on [...]

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That’s Not a Shark…

I wish I could bust out my best Crocodile Dundee accent and say “That’s not a Shark, THIS is a Shark!” when referring to the female Australian marbled cat shark that was stolen from an aquatics shop in England, but I can’t. I looked it up and this shark looks kinda wussy compared to a [...]

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I don’t have any money, would you like some tea instead?

The actual news headline was “Woman overpowers thief with tea and sympathy”.
A 30-year-old Tokyo woman and her 6 month old baby was confronted by a knife wielding stranger in the hallway of her apartment building the other day. The man brandished a knife and demanded that she give him her money.
The mother told the creep [...]

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Man Hides Inside Woman’s Sofa, Waits for Her to Come Home

This story out of NY is rather creative, in a creepy stalker-esque kind of way. A man in Newburgh, NY actually carved out a space in the back of a woman’s sofa, hid in the hole he created, and waited for her to come home. Apparently the woman felt a bump in the couch cushion [...]

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Heist Turns Sour at Local Lemonade Stand

I guess once you graduate from stealing candy form babies, your next logical step is ripping off lemonade stands. I mean you don’t want to jump into convenience stories too quickly… you might not quite be ready to take such a big step.
That is just what this 18-year-old in Terre Haute, Indiana did. Allegedly, this [...]

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