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Woman Shocked by Horny Burglars

She caught the suspects making sweet love on her couch

(Newser) - Chocolate, Barry White, oysters ... burglary? It appears breaking and entering is the hot new aphrodisiac after a Tennessee woman returned home after a weekend away to find a couple getting down on her couch. "It's like they just had a big old nasty party," Jamie Barnes tells... More »

Iconic Home From Brady Bunch Ransacked

Current resident scared apparent burglars away

(Newser) - "Here's a story / Of a seventy-something lady ..." is how the theme song would start to accompany the latest crime report out of Los Angeles. Police sources tell NBC News that the iconic Studio City home used for the sitcom's exterior shots was burglarized Wednesday night—... More »

Suspected Burglar Wrapped in 'Layers' of Tape Dies

Alabama homeowner was waiting for him

(Newser) - Authorities in Washington County, Ala., are investigating the death of a burglary suspect who was tied to a tree by a homeowner. "I would say this is a very unusual case," Sheriff Richard Stringer tells FOX 10 . Tired of his mobile home being broken into, Nathanial Johnson on... More »

'Creeper Ghost' Stands Above Sleeping Couple

Police are investigating

(Newser) - When Jordan Buranskas couldn't find her purse last week, her boyfriend Jack Mackercher suggested they look at the footage from the surveillance camera in their Chicago home for a clue. They discovered that the purse had been stolen. And even worse, they saw that the apparent thief had stood... More »

Tables Turn on Bat-Wielding Burglary Suspect

First a hug, then a beating

(Newser) - A man accused of breaking into a home in Sarasota County, Fla., probably won't have the urge to head to the batting range anytime soon. North Port police say 33-year-old Noah Jess Dassat broke into the home of a married couple with three kids last week, and he was... More »

She Was Getting Alarm to Keep Him Out. He Was Already In

Tony Joe Gunter faces charges after he was shot in the foot

(Newser) - A Tennessee woman had a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend and had changed her locks twice. She says neither kept Tony Joe Gunter away and so she opted to have a security system installed. Authorities say the woman left her home in Goodlettsville briefly on Tuesday to visit a neighbor... More »

Calif. Police Hunting for This Bikini-Clad Woman

'For questioning'

(Newser) - "An individual wanted for questioning" is how a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office press release describes her. But the "unusual outfit" that a petite woman in her late 30s wore while possibly carrying out crimes near Santa Clarita Valley is what's grabbing everyone's attention, KTLA... More »

Cat Burglars Flip the Script, Boost Dogs in Hawaii

From a Humane Society shelter

(Newser) - "Don't label me" may have been what cat burglars who stole six dogs from a Humane Society animal shelter in Hawaii over the weekend were thinking during their transgression. Cops say the thieves ran off from the Kaui shelter with three mixed-breed pit bulls, two Airedale terriers, and... More »

Ninja Burglar Linked to 200 Crimes Gets 25 Years

'His reign of terror is officially over'

(Newser) - A man nicknamed the Ninja Burglar who confessed to committing more than 100 break-ins over a decade accepted a plea deal with authorities in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut on Thursday, the AP reports. Robert Costanzo pleaded guilty to three counts of burglary, according to Staten Island District Attorney... More »

Burglary Suspect Gives Shoutout to Fla. With Face Tattoo

But it was his neck tattoo that busted him

(Newser) - A Florida man who's either seen The Shining one too many times or is being paid by a rum distillery to promote product was arrested Monday for a burglary reported in March—and it was his body ink that did him in, the Sun Sentinel reports. Cops say surveillance... More »

Burglars Confess to Save Innocent Man

'It was a case of honor among thieves,' says lawyer

(Newser) - Most burglars would be thrilled to know they got away with their crime. Not this pair: Police say Michael Dehal, 28, and Stephen Monaghan, 50, stole $87,500 worth of beauty products and equipment from a UK salon in June 2014. Though Monaghan was initially suspected, police eventually charged another... More »

News Crew Victimized at Anti-Robbery Event

Let it never be said criminals don't have a sense of humor

(Newser) - A Washington DC news crew was covering a press conference on a new anti-robbery task force Wednesday morning while only 100 or so feet away their news car was being robbed (well technically burgled), WJLA reports. The prowler smashed a window and made off with news equipment, all while potentially... More »

Grinch Takes Food, Walkers From Retirement Home

But the community made sure Christmas still came

(Newser) - Residents of an adult living community in Vermont awoke Christmas morning to find that a Grinch-y thief or thieves had stolen food, gifts, and walkers overnight. Vermont State Police say the National Church Residences Village Manor in Pittsford was hit sometime Thursday by a thief or thieves who pinched Christmas... More »

Taco Shop Turns Burglary Footage Into Awesome Ad

Video mocking burglars has been viewed 2M times

(Newser) - Most restaurant owners would worry a burglary might scare away customers. Frijoles & Frescas Grilled Tacos in Las Vegas is turning its break-in into an advertisement. The eatery's security cameras caught three men robbing the restaurant around 3:30am on Dec. 16, but police have yet to track them... More »

Son Charged With Stealing Mom's Stew

Holy posole

(Newser) - There's nothing better than mom's cooking, apparently not even if it comes with a side of jail time. The Albuquerque Journal reports 23-year-old Jonathan Ray was arrested after allegedly breaking into his mother's house on Nov. 28 and stealing homemade posole, a "traditional New Mexican holiday... More »

Burglary Suspect Hides in Lake, and a Gator Gets Him

Matthew Riggins picked the wrong hiding spot—an alligator-inhabited lake

(Newser) - A burglary suspect in Brevard County, Fla., said to be hiding from the cops drowned after an alligator apparently dragged him underwater in a Barefoot Bay lake, USA Today reports. Matthew Riggins, 22, had reportedly told his girlfriend on Nov. 13 that he'd be in the Barefoot Bay area... More »

Would-Be Burglar in Chimney Dies After Owner Lights Fire

Suspected burglar has been identified as Cody Caldwell

(Newser) - The latest entrant for the Darwin Awards is a hapless guy who got stuck Saturday in the chimney of the Central California house he was apparently trying to burgle. The alleged effort turned fatal when the AP reports the homeowner lit a fire in the fireplace around 3pm; when the... More »

Assets Seized by Cops Top Those Stolen by Burglars

In 2014, more property was taken via legal civil asset forfeiture than burglary

(Newser) - When it comes to taking property that isn’t theirs, burglars are facing some stiff competition: law enforcement officers. In 2014, the Washington Post reports, the federal Treasury and Justice departments accumulated more than $5 billion via civil asset forfeiture—the controversial practice of law enforcement seizing cash and property... More »

Cops: Burglar Drops In for Dinner, Literally

They don't make restaurant ceilings like they used to

(Newser) - A would-be thief allegedly decided to drop in for dinner—literally—at a Florida eatery Tuesday evening, WESH reports. Police say diners at Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet in Daytona Beach heard noises coming from the ceiling shortly before 30-year-old Justin Grimes fell through it. Patrons sprung into action, holding... More »

Guy Wears Stolen Shirt in Mugshot for Another Crime

And gets busted for that theft, as well

(Newser) - Derek Benson wore a sweatshirt that said "libre" ("freedom") on it for a 2014 mugshot, but he got quite the opposite after a man contacted police in Glastonbury, Conn., to report he had seen the mugshot and that Benson, 30, was wearing the victim's Coco Libre... More »

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