Hungry Hamburglar: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

Including a burger-joint break-in and a badly selected robbery target
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2016 5:20 AM CDT
Updated Apr 15, 2016 7:25 AM CDT
Burglars get hungry, too.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A corpse-related crime and a guy living life in the fast lane are among the weirdest crime stories of the week:

  • Man Breaks Into Five Guys, Fires Up the Grill: If you're going to break into a burger joint, you might as well take advantage of everything it has to offer, including its meat patties and condiments bar. That's what one hungry suspect reportedly did at a DC Five Guys restaurant last month. Here's what the "Hamburglar" reportedly cooked for himself, and the odd single item he is said to have made off with.
  • Thief Steals Wedding Ring Right Off Dead Woman's Hand: A Texas woman was caught on surveillance video stealing a wedding ring off the finger of a woman—an 88-year-old dead woman lying in an open casket at an Odessa funeral home. The family of Lois Hicks, 88, had just left the funeral home after a visitation service when a stranger came in and asked to use the restroom. What happened next is gruesome.

  • Guy Picks the Wrong Driver to Rip Off: In a case of rotten luck, Tennessee's Brandon A. Williams was arrested after authorities say he tried to rob a man sitting in a car in a Knoxville parking lot. Per the police report, the 22-year-old suspect opened the passenger door and demanded money from the man sitting in the driver's seat. It turned out to be the wrong man to mess with.
  • Cop Pulls Over Speeder (and We Do Mean Speeder): A driver on a Minnesota expressway managed to hit speeds so high that the police officer chasing him felt uncomfortable as he followed behind at 140mph. The unnamed 36-year-old suspect was clocked driving his 2016 Camaro Coupe as fast as 171mph, with the cop who pursued him saying it was "like a rocket on wheels." Here's what the suspect said when the cop was finally able to pull him over.
  • Burger King Workers Wreck the Place After Prank Call: A prank caller tricked both the workers and manager of a Minnesota Burger King into smashing the windows of the restaurant in an attempt to prevent it from exploding last Friday, say police, and it's not the first time the fast-food prank has successfully been pulled off. Employees at the restaurant in the Minneapolis suburb of Coon Rapids got a call Friday night from someone claiming to be with the fire department; here's the dangerous situation they were reportedly told about.
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