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One of These 'Mannequins' Is Not Like the Others

Warsaw police nab alleged thief who robbed shopping mall after posing as dummy

(Newser) - Polish cops say they've nabbed an alleged thief who stayed late at shopping malls, at one point concealing himself as a mannequin in a store window. Authorities released a photo of the unnamed 22-year-old standing still, with an outstretched arm holding a shopping bag, in front of a row...

Police: Thieves Took Off With $1.6M of Distributor's Booze

Warrant says thousands of cases of liquor were crammed into tractor trailers in Florida on July 8

(Newser) - Republic National Distributing Company bills itself as "one of the nation's leading wholesale beverage alcohol distributors," a description that may have caught the eye of a band of burglars in Florida. CNN reports that an investigation is now in progress after thieves crammed upward of $1.6...

At an Apple Store, a Brazen $500K Burglary

Burglars cut a hole in a bathroom wall of neighboring store at Washington state mall

(Newser) - Some Washington state criminals have apparently been watching a little too much Ocean's Eleven. As KOMO reports, police are still searching for burglars who burgled their way into an Apple Store in a most unusual way. The culprits cut through the bathroom wall of Seattle Coffee Gear in Alderwood...

Under the Tree at De Niro's, Police Say, Was a Thief

Officers report catching burglar bagging up the gifts

(Newser) - New York City police said they caught a burglar stealing the gifts under Robert De Niro's Christmas tree on Monday. The actor was home at the time but not on the same floor as the thief, CNN reports, and they didn't interact. Police said officers spotted Shanice Aviles...

As Home Burned, a Text: 'Hope Your House Is Okay'

A jealous Senaida Soto set beau's house on fire after woman answered his phone, Texas police say

(Newser) - Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, especially in Texas. Police say a 23-year-old woman was arrested Monday and arrested for arson after she allegedly set her lover's home on fire after becoming enraged that another woman answered his phone, reports Gray News . The Bexar County Sheriff's...

Here's a Novel Idea for a First Date

Tennessee couple allegedly broke into church to play the piano

(Newser) - Technically, a young couple in Hendersonville, Tenn., didn’t really "break in" to a church, even though they've admitted to doing so. As surveillance video shows, the door to the Indian Lake Peninsula Church was actually unlocked. Police say the two were on their first date, and they...

Another Arrest for The Flash Star Ezra Miller

Actor is charged with felony burglary in Vermont

(Newser) - Actor Ezra Miller has been charged with felony burglary in Stamford, Vermont, the latest in a string of incidents involving the embattled star of The Flash. In a report Monday, Vermont State Police said they responded to a burglary complaint in Stamford on May 1 and found several bottles of...

Cops: Burglar Returned to Crime Scene for His Keys

Man broke into doughnut company's corporate offices in California

(Newser) - A Northern California burglar returned to the scene of the crime this weekend after he forgot his keys inside a doughnut company's corporate office. The thief stole some petty cash from Johnny Doughnuts' office in the San Francisco Bay Area on Saturday night, police said. In another twist, he...

Cops: Teens Broke Into $8M Mansion for Party, Boxing Match
Cops: Teens Broke Into
$8M Mansion for Wild Party
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Cops: Teens Broke Into $8M Mansion for Wild Party

They set up a boxing ring in foyer of Florida home, police say

(Newser) - Police in Florida are trying to track down teenagers who broke into an $8 million mansion for a wild party that included a boxing match in the foyer. The Walton County Sheriff's Office says up to 200 young people were at the party in Santa Rosa Beach, which was...

Cops: Vince Carter's Wife, Kids Hid During Burglary

Cash, guns were found outside Atlanta home

(Newser) - Former NBA star Vince Carter's wife called 911 and hid in a bedroom closet with her two children when burglars broke into their home Sunday night, according to a police incident report . Police say Sondi Carter heard "loud noises" from the front of the gated home in Atlanta'...

'Brazen Crime of Disrespect and Hate' at Brooklyn Church

Thieves made off with $2M relic, beheaded angel statues

(Newser) - Police say someone busted into the altar at a New York City church, stole a $2 million gold relic, and removed the head from a statue of an angel at some point late last week. The incident happened between 6:30pm Thursday and 4pm Saturday at St. Augustine’s Roman...

Sheriff's Deputy Stole From Dead People

Steve Hortz pleads guilty to burglary, grand theft in Yorba Linda, Calif.

(Newser) - Update: A former sheriff's deputy in California has pleaded guilty to stealing from the homes of dead people. Steve Hortz, a 12-year veteran of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, found the body of a man who died of natural causes at a Yorba Linda home in July 2020...

'Extremely Embarrassed' Burglar Gives Homeowners $200

Caught in the act, cops say man left behind 'reimbursement' for residents

(Newser) - An alleged burglar who apparently had his finger on the pulse of how much residential windows cost left a surprise payment behind after breaking into a home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Deseret News reports that a couple there came home Sunday afternoon after a weekend away and found...

Louisiana Judge Admits Using Racial Slur at Home
La. Judge Resigns
Over Her 'Hurtful Words'

La. Judge Resigns Over Her 'Hurtful Words'

Michelle Odinet had been caught on video saying n-word, comparing Black people to roaches

(Newser) - Update: A Louisiana judge caught on video saying the n-word has resigned. Lafayette City Court Judge Michelle Odinet had already taken an unpaid leave of absence after the clip of her using the racial slur—recorded as she watched surveillance footage of an attempted burglary outside her home—circulated online...

Woman Infiltrates High School to Find Insta Followers: Cops

Audrey Francisquini, 28, is accused of posing as student, handing out pamphlets in Fla. high school

(Newser) - In 21 Jump Street, undercover cops snuck into a high school to bust up crime. In an incident out of Florida, a woman is accused of sneaking into a high school to commit crimes—and, apparently, to get the word out about her Instagram page. According to an arrest report...

After Months of No Progress, Arrests in 'Heinous' Denver Case

3 teen boys face murder charges after house fire that killed family of 5

(Newser) - Three teenage boys have been arrested in the Denver house fire that killed a family of five in August, after months without progress . Authorities say the two 16-year-olds and a 15-year-old face 28 criminal counts, including first-degree murder, attempted murder with extreme indifference, arson, and burglary, per the New York ...

Cops: Florida Burglar Was Killed by Falling Window

Jonathan Hernandez was pinned and strangled, deputies say

(Newser) - A luckless burglar was killed mid-crime by a falling window, according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office in southwest Florida. Police say 32-year-old Jonathan Hernandez died when the window of a Lehigh Acres home he was breaking into fell on his neck as he climbed through it, pinning and...

Teacher Sees Scared Kids in Zoom Class, Calls 911
Teacher Sees Scared Kids
in Zoom Class, Calls 911

Teacher Sees Scared Kids in Zoom Class, Calls 911

Man had broken into their home

(Newser) - A teacher in California says she never logs out of online classes until all her students have logged off—a policy that meant she was able to call for help when a man broke into a home while two students were still logged on. "I was just watching their...

Zoo's Lemur May Have Been Kidnapped
Zoo's Lemur May 
Have Been Kidnapped

Zoo's Lemur May Have Been Kidnapped

Breach reported at San Francisco Zoo

(Newser) - A lemur has been stolen in an apparent break-in at the San Francisco Zoo, according to police , who are actively searching for 21-year-old Maki. The ring-tailed lemur, who was born at the zoo, was last spotted inside the Lipman Family Lemur Forest—touted as the largest outdoor lemur habitat in...

A Break for Man Serving Life Over Stolen Hedge Clippers

Fair Wayne Bryant will get a shot at parole in October

(Newser) - Fair Wayne Bryant has a crack at freedom. The Black man serving life in prison in Louisiana over the theft of a pair of hedge clippers has been granted a new parole hearing after the state Supreme Court declined to review his case. Bryant, 62, was convicted of burglary after...

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