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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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Failed Ninja Robbery Attempt

In yet another story where some fool makes ninjas look bad, we have a ninja robbery attempt in Weymouth, Massachusetts last week. Witnesses say the man was dressed up like a ninja, and used a ninja sword while trying to rob a dry cleaner.

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Woody Harrelson Mistakes Photographer for Zombie

I’ve always liked Woody Harrelson, but I think he has finally lost it.
No doubt you have heard of his latest scuffle with a TMZ photographer at La Guardia Airport in New York last Wednesday evening. If you haven’t, I’m sure YouTube is flooded with the latest video footage.
Apparently the standard paparazzo harassment built up to [...]

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Wedgie used to subdue suspected burglar

A woman noticed this guy breaking in to a co-worker’s car in Salt Lake City. She started to yell at the guy and chase him through the parking lot. After attempting to grasp the guy a couple times to stop him from escaping, she was able to reach down and grab on to the back [...]

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Lance Armstrong Bicycle Jacked!

Well it was stolen from his trailer, but that doesn’t make an as impressive headline. That would have been something if someone with a knife jumped in the middle of a bike race and demanded a racer handover their bike and rode away…
Apparently, Lance Armstrong and three of his teammates Steve Morabito, Yaroslav Popovych and [...]

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Doughnut Helps Police Catch Burglar

Surprisingly, a box of doughnuts in a church’s kitchen was successfully used as evidence, and not simply scarfed down by investigating officers…
Apparently, a 22-year-old man broke into the Woodhaven Christian Church and stole some musical instruments. While police were investigating, a box of doughnuts was discovered in the church kitchen. Bonus!
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Lost Cell Phone, Sleeping Bags and Drug Deals caught on 911

An 18-year-old guy from Mesa, Arizona was arrested on suspicion of breaking into a car early Tuesday morning. Nothing says guilty like leaving your cell phone behind, and then going back to the scene to ask the owner if you can get your phone back…
Apparently the Police were responding to a call from the victim, [...]

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Serial Killer Prompts Women to Stock up on Pepper Spray

Women in South Korea have been stocking up on Pepper Spray and Personal Alarms recently after an alleged serial killer was arrested. Three of South Korea’s main online shopping sites have reported that the sales of self defense products has risen between 40 and 100%.
Kang Ho-Sun was arrested in late January and has confessed to [...]

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Pepper Spray (Not) Out Of Stock

Due to recent reports of kidnappings and attacks around the Bakersfield, California area, self-defense items are flying off the shelves at the few local outlets that stock these items. Within the past couple weeks, there have been at least two reported kidnapping and one attempted abduction against women.
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Perhaps they escaped and ran away?

Not quite as impressive sounding as the shark-napping from last July, but we have a report of out Singapore where about $50,000 worth of rare tortoises were allegedly stolen from a private museum.
“I opened the tortoise museum to educate the public about tortoises, yet thefts happen. Of course I feel disappointed,” says the owner, Danny [...]

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Super Bowl: Game, Commercials, Police Blotter

In case you missed it, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 in Super Bowl XLIII last night. Highlights included one of the greatest plays in Super Bowl history, 100-yard interception return by James Harrison and a crucial game winning Touchdown reception by Santonio Holmes in the closing moments of the fourth quarter, both [...]

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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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Grand Theft Eggbeater?

The masses never fail to amaze me.
A guy in Tampa, Florida was robbed at gun and knife-point when 2 (culinary inclined?) men entered his home and demanded a particularly unusual item.
An eggbeater.

Police apprehended the suspects outside the now eggbeater-less man’s home. Caught red-handed, one of the suspects still had the incriminating eggbeater in his left [...]

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Late Night Playtime, Another Sandwich and the Ice Storm

A 4-year-old boy from Texas was caught on surveillance video playing with toys at a local Family Dollar store at 3 AM this past Monday.
Apparently the youngster woke up and unlocked the door of his house in the middle of the night and preceded to take off down the street to a nearby shopping plaza.
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Me and Michael Phelps

Apparently Michael Phelps and myself are not all that different. I just read that as a child, he threw a screaming fit about getting his face wet during his first swimming lesson. Me too! Ok, so that about ends the similarities… Curse you “Swimmy the Clown”! If it wasn’t for him ruining my swimming career [...]

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When Seconds Count, the Police are Minutes Away…

Here is a scenario for you. You or a loved one is walking down the street, an alley, a parking lot, you pick the locale. One, two or three guys, the number doesn’t really matter, start to verbally accost and threaten physical harm.
You have a standard cell phone. What do you do? Dial the police [...]

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Cheese-Sniffing Bomb Dog

Dick’s Market in Centerville, UT had a cheesy bomb scare this past weekend. The local police were investigating a report that a someone had left a duct tape covered device in a dry ice cooler. The grocery Store was closed for several hours while bomb-sniffing dogs and a bomb technician rushed to the scene.
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14 Years in Jail and the Cane for Armpit Sniffer

Sometimes I am not quite sure what to make of some of the news stories I come across. I am thinking this one has a lengthy history and more details would perhaps explain a bit more, but the headline sure caught my eye “Armpit sniffer gets jail and cane”.
Apparently a 36-year-old, mentally-unstable (you think?) man [...]

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Friday the 13th not as unlucky as you thought?

Dutch statisticians, who apparently have had some free time on their hands, have determined that Friday the 13th is actually safer than your average run-of-the-mill Friday.
The Dutch Centre for Insurance Statistics (CVS) has recently concluded that accidents and crime actually occurs less on this widely regarded “unlucky” day. “I find it hard to believe that [...]

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What is worse than the gas prices? Getting beat up too.

It is getting uglier at the gas pumps in Cypress, CA where gas is already averaging around $4.50 per gallon. Now consumers have to deal with Road rage, well at least Fuel Rage, as violence broke out at the gas pumps at the Costco warehouse store in Orange County California. A doctor from La Palma [...]

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