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2009-09-30 14:19:00

Authorities in Florida said a man was arrested and charged with breaking into a back yard and jumping into a pool while nude and covered in feces. The Martin County Sheriff's Office said a resident reported hearing the man crash through the screen of the pool at about 9 p.m.

2009-09-17 14:38:52

Authorities in Ohio said a man admitted to breaking into three homes and stealing women's bras and underwear. Clark County Sheriff Gene Kelly said deputies saw Aaron Spradlin, 20, sitting in his truck Tuesday night and observed the truck matched the description of a vehicle seen at three burglaries during the past week, the Dayton (Ohio) News reported Thursday. Kelly said deputies searched the truck. That's when we discovered the ladies' undergarments, he said.

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2009-09-05 11:39:58

Former Baltimore and Cleveland offensive tackle Orlando Zeus Brown was free Saturday after being arrested on burglary charges, court papers indicate. Baltimore County District Court documents indicate Brown's former wife, Mira Brown, accused the ex-football player of breaking into her Cockeysville, Md., home while she was away on vacation, allegedly tearing down curtains, defecating in a basement toilet and ransacking her closet, The Baltimore Sun reported. An arrest warrant was issued for...

2009-09-02 14:01:16

Police responding to a reported burglary in New York said they ended up arresting the apartment's occupants for possession of marijuana plants. Investigators said Scott Ortega, 53, reported a burglary Sunday at the apartment he shares with Jack Scelzo, 53, and Lawrence Machese, 56.

2009-08-31 09:30:09

An Atlanta couple whose home was burglarized twice within 10 months again has posted surveillance video of the crime on YouTube, authorities said. Dan and Alyssa Kopp doubled the number of surveillance cameras in and around their home after thieves made off with a flat-screen television and a laptop computer in October 2008, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Monday. The Kopps' belongings were recovered within a week and the alleged thieves arrested after someone saw the YouTube...

2009-08-18 11:32:18

Toronto police had very little investigating to do into a double store burglary thanks to the alleged thief leaving his wallet behind. Police said a man broke into a hair salon early Saturday and leisurely emptied the cash register of $120, smoked a cigarette and then took a bathroom break, the Toronto Star reported Tuesday. Next, he cut through a wall to gain access to an adjacent tanning salon, where he smashed the cash register to take about $200 before leaving through the front door,...

2009-08-12 14:46:00

Police in Maryland said a woman accidentally solved her own burglary when she came across a garage sale offering her pilfered possessions. Anne Arundel County police said the woman, who had been living with her daughter for several months due to a foreclosure on her home, found out Thursday the house had been burglarized.

2009-08-07 13:28:30

An Englishman who stole a banana from a restaurant after a drunken party was acquitted of burglary Friday following a two-day trial. Shamim Qureshi, who served as judge in Birmingham Crown Court, told jurors before they began deliberations, that the estimated cost of the proceedings was 20,000 pounds (more than $33,000), The Sun reported.

2009-07-27 18:48:51

After stealing about $1,154 in liquor, two burglars decided to celebrate and got so drunk they fell asleep instead of escaping, police in Swansea, Wales, said. Burglars Keith Cullen and Paul Wiggins stacked up the stolen booze outside the store and then went in to have a drink.

2009-07-21 15:22:52

Authorities in Florida said a man used a handcuff key purchased from a flea market to temporarily escape the custody of a sheriff's deputy. Richard Zukoski, 21, was arrested at his Port Richey, Fla., home early Sunday when a deputy arrived and found stolen boxes of power tools and lawn equipment on his porch.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.