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2009-03-10 16:03:51

Authorities in New Jersey said three men accused of burglary allegedly used raw hot dogs to distract the homeowner's pet Labrador. Somerset County Prosecutor Wayne Forrest said Ronald Elizondo, 20, Adrian McCoy and Tyshiune Haskins, both 18, were arrested after they allegedly stole three shotguns, two rifles, three handguns, ammunition and other valuable items from a home in Bridgewater, The (Newark) New Jersey Star-Ledger reported Tuesday. Forrest said police found raw hot dogs in the home...

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2009-03-05 18:15:00

Authorities in Virginia said a convicted felon pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm after he posted a video of himself holding a gun on YouTube. Benjamin Hornstein, 37, could face up to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to the charge in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, The Washington Post reported Thursday. Police said the video -- which depicted Hornstein holding the gun while wearing a black hood and standing next to a life-sized picture of a bound and gagged woman -- came to...

2009-01-22 12:50:20

Several burglars failed to notice their illicit actions in a computer store in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., were filmed by security cameras, the store's owner says. Computer Sights owner Todd Myers said after images of the burglars were captured by the store's security system, that video was shown on televisions throughout the store for the criminal visitors, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel said Thursday. They were watching themselves break in, Myers said of Wednesday's theft. How stupid could you...

2009-01-07 14:07:05

Police in Salt Lake City said they have arrested a man who allegedly broke into a home and stole $800 in change. Investigators wrote in charges filed Tuesday that a couple called police to report a window had been broken at their home and a bucket containing $800 in change had been taken, The Salt Lake Tribune reported Wednesday. Officers said a 48-year-old man was stopped moments later at an intersection and allegedly was found to be in possession of the change bucket and a crowbar. He was...

2009-01-01 15:39:39

Authorities said a Minnesota 19-year-old has been charged with breaking into his parents' home and stealing $8,580 worth of property and cash. Joseph Andrus was charged with felony counts of second-degree burglary and theft of a motor vehicle after he allegedly convinced his parents to travel out of town for dinner Dec. 26 and broke into their Hutchinson home while they were away, the Hutchinson Leader reported Thursday. Andrus allegedly took cash, jewelry, checks, a .22-caliber rifle and a...

2008-12-26 16:15:20

Oklahoma authorities said they used DNA from tobacco spit stains at multiple crime scenes to identify a suspected serial burglar. Randy Lee Shoopman Jr., 33, is accused of stealing from at least 11 businesses, including multiple insurance offices, in five counties between August and September 2008. The burglar left behind tobacco spit stains that investigators said they traced back to the suspect with DNA testing, the Tahlequah (Okla.) Daily Press reported Friday. Warrants have been issued...

2008-12-19 09:10:21

A New York judge ordered the jury that heard actor Lillo Brancato's murder trial to continue deliberating Friday, even though it said it was deadlocked. Brancato, an admitted drug addict who is known for his roles in the film A Bronx Tale and on the TV series The Sopranos, is accused of attempting to break into a Bronx home, catching the attention of an off-duty police officer next door who came out of his home to investigate and was shot by Brancato's friend, who is now serving life in...

2008-12-15 12:46:48

Authorities in central Florida say two men are charged with armed burglary after allegedly demanding only a metal eggbeater from their victim. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office said deputies arrested Robert Eugene Thompson and Taurus Deshane Morris after they allegedly entered a Plant City home -- Thompson allegedly armed with a knife and Morris allegedly with a chrome pistol -- early Sunday and demanded the victim's chrome eggbeater, The Tampa (Fla.) Tribune reported Monday. Both men...

2008-12-11 13:53:39

Authorities in St. Louis said an alleged burglar's Santa-style mode of entry left him trapped for more than seven hours in the flue of a pawn shop's chimney. Police said Charles Bryant, 35, was foiled in his alleged burglary attempt when he found the base of the chimney at St. Louis Jewelry and Loan had been sealed with concrete, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Thursday. Firefighters said they spent more than two hours Wednesday morning using power chisels and hammers to free the trapped...

2008-11-18 15:13:41

A New York woman said a burglar stole so many large items from her house that he would have needed a moving truck to remain inconspicuous. Tammy Gould, 45, said she returned in May to her apartment in Brooklyn after two days of visiting her ill mother and found her home had been trashed and looted, the New York Post reported Tuesday. Everything was gone. It was awful, Gould said. She said the stolen items included her refrigerator, the kitchen stove, the box-spring mattress and headboard from...


Word of the Day
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 'karpos', fruit.
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