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2009-07-16 07:10:00

LEAWOOD, Kan., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- It's the middle of summer, a time when many people are heading off for vacations, hoping to leave behind their cares and worries. Unfortunately, this also affords opportunities for burglars to prey on temporarily vacated residences, making home safety a major concern for vacationers. For victims of burglary or theft, life becomes even more complicated when it comes time to file a police report and insurance claim for missing items. More often than...

2009-07-14 14:34:47

An Atlantic City, N.J., man who pleaded guilty to stealing 91 lobster tails from a casino was sentenced to four years in prison. Anthony Jones, 38, confessed in May to concealing the frozen lobster tails, valued at a total $1,275, in his backpack and jacket at the Bally's Atlantic City kitchen in February, The Press of Atlantic City reported Tuesday. However, a security worker spotted Jones as he was attempting to leave and noted that he appeared to be concealing items on his person. Jones...

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2009-07-01 17:30:00

Authorities in Virginia say a man used a cell phone to record himself stealing iPods and charity money from a Sears store. Police said June 22 security camera footage from the Greenbrier Mall store in Chesapeake recorded a man with a T-shirt over his head stealing nine iPods and two jugs of Heroes at Home donations for needy military families at about 9:45 p.m. while recording himself committing the crime on his cell phone, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported Wednesday. Nathaniel Forester,...

2009-06-30 15:38:22

Police in Ohio said a 19-year-old man is accused of breaking into a home and staying for about a week while the resident family was on vacation. Hamilton County court documents accuse Nicholas Truesdell of Anderson Township of breaking into a home in the township June 15 and spending about a week living in the house before his arrest, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Tuesday. Police said Truesdell slept in the home's master bedroom, used the family's TV and computer and even drove the...

2009-06-27 23:59:41

A young Ohio man allegedly broke into a Cincinnati-area house while the owners were on vacation and stayed there for a week. Nicholas Truesdell not only slept in the master bedroom of the four-bedroom house in Anderson, he watched television and spent time on the computer, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office said. He effectively used the residence as his own, investigators said. While he was at it, Truesdell allegedly drove the owners' car, a 2007 Nissan Altima. Investigators said he entered...

2009-06-24 15:24:08

A Connecticut man said three burglars who scattered from his home when he arrived were arrested when they returned for a left-behind bike. Dan Haar, business editor for the Hartfort Courant, said he returned to his West Hartford home Monday night and saw a bicycle he did not recognize on his stoop and screen doors left open, the Courant reported Wednesday. Haar said he saw three people run out of the house through a window screen they had smashed, but they left the bike behind. He said the...

2009-06-23 18:10:45

British police said a burglar who stole a cab driver's phone from his house made the mistake of using the pilfered phone to call the cabbie's company. Police in Torquay, England, said the phone operator for the cab company recognized the incoming call as coming from the phone of a cabbie named Don Smith, whose house had been burgled the night before, and sent cops instead of a cab to pick the man up, The Sun reported Tuesday. Jake Ormerod, 18, pleaded guilty to burglary as well as theft and...

2009-06-18 13:17:42

Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf, wanted in Texas on burglary and drug charges, was arrested Wednesday as he entered the country from Vancouver, Canada. Lear, 33, was indicted in May on nine felony charges related to a burglary last October at the apartment of an injured player on the West Texas A&M football team, where Leaf was the quarterbacks coach. Authorities accused him of trying to obtain painkillers from the player. Earlier this week, the Amarillo Globe News reported that Randall...

2009-06-16 14:25:52

Police in Florida said an absent-minded burglar left an important piece of evidence at the scene of his alleged crime -- his wallet. Palatka police said employees of the Putnam County school bus garage said the facility was burglarized at some point between Friday night and Monday morning, The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union reported Tuesday. The workers told police the burglar took a safe, two computers, computer screens and multiple hand tools, but he also left two things behind: a knife...

2009-06-12 00:48:59

A 7-foot-4-inch young Englishman, recognized by witnesses outside a burgled house, was sentenced to 11 months in prison this week. Christopher Lister, 21, of Armley pleaded guilty, admitting he stole a van used in the burglary in November, Armley Today reported. He waited outside the house while his friends stole a plasma television. The group abandoned both van and television after the van got stuck. At the time, Lister was on probation after receiving a suspended sentence for dangerous...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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