Panty Raid: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week
Including an undies caper and a sneaky Walmart theft
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2015 5:11 AM CDT
That's a lot of panties.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – An identified flying object and an 'ingenious' prison break are among the weirdest crime stories of the week:

  • First They Stole the Bras, Then They Took the Bloomers: Police say 140 pairs of underwear were stolen from a northeast Pennsylvania Victoria's Secret that's been struck by four bra heists since February. The underpants were valued at $2,180, but the bras were worth much, much more.
  • Guy in Trouble for Floating Through the Skies in a Balloon Chair: A 26-year-old Canadian was arrested after he tied more than 100 helium balloons to a lawn chair—a stunt that cost him more than $13,000 to put together—and flew over Calgary. Police are calling Daniel Boria "irresponsible," but he says it was "the most fun thing I've ever done." So now we know the "what" and the "how"—here's the "why."

  • All It Takes to Steal $75K From Walmart Is a Uniform: A Walmart in Bristow, Okla., was robbed of $75,000—and police believe the man who did it carried no weapon and dished out no threats. The thief apparently posed as an employee for an armored transport company, showed up in a uniform to pick up the store's bank deposit, and had the money handed right over. But there were a couple of things wrong with what he was wearing.
  • Prison Break Was So 'Ingenious' It Impressed Iowa's Governor: The A-Pod unit at Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison is notoriously secure: The maximum-security inmates there are confined to cells 23 hours per day and are searched, handcuffed, and escorted whenever they leave. But 25-year-old Justin Kestner was able to bust out by taking advantage of a feature in the cells that's actually designed to keep everyone safe. The Iowa governor says Kestner's plan was "pretty ingenious."
  • Police Say Man Held 2 Deer Captive: Officials say a West Virginia man had been keeping two deer for at least a year ... in his house. Authorities says they discovered the white-tailed bucks when they visited Ronnie Chapman's Cabell County home after receiving a public tip. Chapman denied the deer lived there, despite some compelling evidence officers say they found inside the house.
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