A man successfully broke into a bank after hours and stole the bank's video camera.
While it was recording, remotely. (That is, the videotape recorder was located elsewhere
in the bank, so he didn't get the videotape of himself stealing the camera.)
A man walked into a Circle-K, put a $20 bill on the counter and asked for change. When
the clerk opened the cash drawer, the man pulled a gun and asked for all the cash in the
register, which the clerk promptly provided. The man took the cash from the clerk and
fled-leaving the $20 bill on the counter. The total amount of cash he got from the drawer?
Fifteen dollars. (If someone points a gun at you and gives you money, was a crime
Seems this guy wanted some booze pretty badly. He decided that he'd just throw a cinder
block through a liquor store window, grab some booze, and run. So he lifted the cinder
block and heaved it over his head at the window. The cinder block bounced back and hit the
would-be thief on the head, knocking him unconscious. Seems the liquor store window was
made of Plexi-Glass. The whole event was caught on videotape.
As a female shopper exited a convenience store, a man grabbed her purse and ran. The
clerk called 911 immediately and the woman wasable to give them a detailed description of
the snatcher. Within minutes, the police had apprehended the snatcher. They put him in the
cruiser and drove back to the store. The thief was then taken out of the car and told to
stand there for a positive ID. To which he replied "Yes Officer, that's her. That's
the lady I stole the purse from."
When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a motor home parked on a Seattle street,
he got much more than he bargained for. Police arrived at the scene to find an ill man
curled up next to a motor home near spilled sewage. A police spokesman said that the man
admitted to trying to steal gasoline and plugged his hose into the motor home's sewage
tank by mistake. The owner of the vehicle declined to press charges, saying that it was
the best laugh he'd ever had.
A woman was reporting her car as stolen, and mentioned that there was a car phone in
it. The policeman taking the report called the phone, and told the guy that ad in the
newspaper and wanted to buy the car. They arranged to meet, and the thief was arrested.
The Ann Arbor News crime column reported that a man walked into a Burger King in
Ypsilanti, Michigan at 7:50am, flashed a gun and demanded cash. The clerk turned him down
because he said he couldn't open the cash register without a food order. When the man
ordered onion rings, the clerk said they weren't available for breakfast. The man,
frustrated, walked away.
And Finally, Kentucky:
Two men tried to pull the front off a cash machine by running a chain from the machine
to the bumper of their pickup truck. Instead of pulling the front panel off the machine,
though, they pulled the bumper off their truck. Scared, they left the scene and drove
home. With the chain still attached to the machine. With their bumper still attached to
the chain. With their vehicle's license plate still attached to the bumper.