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Burglar Has Odd Plan for Snack Machine

But it doesn't exactly work out, police say

(Newser) - This burglar knew his target—a vending machine—but couldn't seem to get much out of it, WECT reports. Surveillance video shows the man at Miami's Dominion Tower apartment building pushing a vending machine into an elevator, where police say he took it to the eighth floor. "... More »

Intruder Meets Match in Boy Meets World Actor

William Daniels, 91, who played Mr. Feeny on hit sitcom, scared off would-be burglar at Calif. home

(Newser) - An elderly alum of Boy Meets World foiled an intruder Saturday night, illuminating the suspect both literally and (hopefully) metaphorically. Entertainment Weekly reports that William Daniels, 91, who played Mr. Feeny on the hit sitcom, was at the San Fernando Valley, Calif., home he shares with his wife, 89-year-old actress... More »

Cops: Burglar Caught With Missing Girl's Clothes

But authorities say Kyle Jaenke-Annis isn't suspect in Jayme Closs's disappearance

(Newser) - Prosecutors have charged a man with burglarizing a Wisconsin home where a couple was killed and their 13-year-old daughter went missing , but authorities say he's not a suspect in the case. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald says 32-year-old Kyle Jaenke-Annis was arrested over the weekend at the home of... More »

Wannabe Burglar Hurls Brick, the Brick Hits Back

He's being called the 'Bad Luck Bandit'

(Newser) - Either he didn't know he was facing bulletproof glass, or he didn't quite know what happens when you throw something at bulletproof glass. Either way, a guy who broke into a Maryland takeout restaurant on Sept. 20 was likely nursing a nasty head bump the next day. NBC... More »

TV Crew Plans 1 Car Break-In, Gets 2 Instead

'Problem has reached epidemic proportions' in San Francisco

(Newser) - They anticipated the first burglary, just not the second. While reporting on the epidemic of car break-ins in SanFrancisco, Inside Edition crew members watched as a man broke into a bait car fitted with hidden cameras. Reporter Lisa Guerrero began Wednesday's report by parking a car near San Francisco'... More »

TMZ: NYPD Seeking Sean Young of Blade Runner

Sources allege she may have had a role in Queens burglary

(Newser) - TMZ's latest scoop suggests possible trouble for an actress most famous for a 1982 role. TMZ reports the NYPD wants to question Blade Runner's Sean Young about a Queens burglary that occurred Thursday and resulted in the loss of $12,000 worth of technical software and hardware,... More »

Burglar Thwarted by Family's 'Perfect' Pig

Good boy, Dumplin

(Newser) - Beware of pig: Authorities in Indianapolis are crediting a family's full-grown pig with scaring off a burglar or burglars who broke into a home just weeks after the property was purchased. Per Fox 59 , the intruder smashed through the back door but left without taking anything, apparently after encountering... More »

Ving Rhames: I Opened My Door, Saw a Red Dot on Me

The 'Mission Impossible' actor recounts a scary story

(Newser) - Ving Rhames says he opened his door two years ago and found a red dot on his forehead—from a 9mm police handgun. Three officers, a police dog, and the police captain were standing on his Santa Monica, Calif., doorstep at roughly 2:15pm that day. "And they say,... More »

Cops: Guy Picked Wrong Business to Break Into

He couldn't escape NW Escape Experience, allegedly

(Newser) - The problem with breaking into an escape-room business is, well, the escape. Police in Vancouver, Washington, say Rye Wardlaw busted into NW Escape Experience overnight Sunday and ended up calling 911 because he couldn't get out, reports USA Today . Authorities say the 40-year-old finally managed to escape through a... More »

Woman Wielding Machete Forced Ex to Have Sex: Cops

Samantha Ray Mears allegedly entered house while ex was out, then accosted him

(Newser) - A 19-year-old Montana woman was arrested Friday after allegedly lying in wait for her ex-boyfriend with a machete and forcing him to have sex with her. The alleged victim, who had reportedly been in a relationship with Samantha Ray Mears for seven years before they broke up, told police he... More »

Man Accused of Breaking In, Then a 'Dirt-Baggish' Move

Cops say Matthew Robert Paul rented out home that wasn't his while owners were vacationing

(Newser) - With a fireplace and a deck overlooking the bay, the home on Hermosa Beach Road was a desirable rental—so much so that a man who didn't even own the Marysville, Wash., home rented it out. KIRO 7 reports 35-year-old Matthew Robert Paul (or "Ryan," as the... More »

Teen Turns Down Plea Deal, Ends Up With 65-Year Sentence

18-year-old Lakieth Smith laughs during his sentencing

(Newser) - Lakieth Smith probably regrets his decision to turn down a 25-year plea deal offered to the Alabama teen in March. On Thursday, the 18-year-old was sentenced to 65 years in prison on charges of burglary, theft, and felony murder, reports the Montgomery Advertiser . It was actually a police officer, not... More »

Try Not to Laugh If You See This Man. Also, Call Police

Digital composite of UK burglary suspect with wide grin goes viral

(Newser) - Officers hoped their digital sketch of a suspect would be seen by as many people as possible and, in that sense, they succeeded. A composite depiction of a suspected burglar went viral Tuesday when it was shared on Twitter by Warwickshire Police in the UK. It shows what Mashable describes... More »

Burglars Knew He Wasn't Home. He Was Playing in Super Bowl

Police investigate break-in at home of Patriots player Rob Gronkowski

(Newser) - Celebrities have been warned not to give out their locations in real time for fear of opportunistic intruders entering their vacant homes. Unfortunately for Rob Gronkowski, just about everyone knew the New England Patriots tight end would be at the Super Bowl in Minneapolis on Sunday. Upon returning home from... More »

3 Women Killed While Trying to Flee Home Invasion

The deaths are believed to bring St. Louis homicide total to a 21-year high

(Newser) - Authorities say three women were shot to death as they tried to escape when burglars broke into their St. Louis home, the AP reports. St. Louis Police Maj. John Hayden says the shooting happened early Friday on the city's north side. Police said the victims were 25-year-old Reeba Moore,... More »

Thieves Steal $400K Worth of Stuff From Venus Williams' Home

Burglary happened while Williams was at US Open

(Newser) - Burglars hit tennis star Venus Williams' Florida home, stealing $400,000 worth of goods while she was at the US Open, the AP reports. The burglary happened between Sept. 1 and Sept. 5 at Williams' 10,000-square-foot home, which is in a well-to-do gated community, Palm Beach Gardens police said... More »

Woman Charged After 'Sugar Daddy' Shot in Head

Prosecutors say Jennifer Morrissey tried to make murder look like a robbery

(Newser) - "Get the gun ready cause I'm coming. ... I'm gonna stab ya," prosecutors say Jennifer Morrissey texted Michael McNew on the day he died. She added: "I'll gut you like I'm field dressing a [expletive] deer." NBC Philadelphia reports the 33-year-old Morrissey was... More »

Cops Finally Catch 'Ninja' Thief, and It's a Surprise

Agile crook who eluded police for 8 years is 74 years old, say authorities in Japan

(Newser) - For the better part of a decade, an agile, black-clad thief eluded police in Osaka, Japan, as he pulled off burglary after burglary. But the reign of the crook who came to be known as the "Ninja of Heisei" appears to be over, and it came with a big... More »

Podcast Star Pleads Guilty in Alabama S-Town Case

Tyler Goodson of 'S-Town' is taking the rap for felony burglary, misdemeanor theft and trespassing

(Newser) - An Alabama man featured in the hit podcast S-Town pleaded guilty Monday to criminal charges linked to events that occurred in the serial, per the AP . Tyler Goodson, 26, of Woodstock, pleaded guilty to a felony burglary charge and two misdemeanor counts of theft and criminal trespassing and will get... More »

Thieves Drill Through Paris Catacombs, Steal $300K of Wine

More than 300 bottles stolen from cellar near Luxembourg Gardens

(Newser) - The catacombs 65 feet under Paris are home to the bones of 6 million people, tours, illegal parties, secret film festivals, and—on one recent night—thieves making off with nearly $300,000 worth of fancy wine. The Guardian reports thieves drilled into a cellar belonging to an apartment near... More »

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