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You Can’t Make This Stuff Up – April 2016

Sometimes, a Selfie Is Not Such a Good Idea.

You shouldn’t steal things, it’s against the law. However, if you were going to steal someone’s phone, maybe you should check the settings. Or not because it will definitely help the police find you. Tallahassee Police posted this to their Facebook page:
TPD would like to thank EVERYONE who shared this post!!! Thanks to you we have identified the person in this post, he has contacted our Detectives and is scheduled to be interviewed. Thank you again!!!! This person has a phone stolen during a burglary. He is taking selfies without knowing the victim’s new phone is synced to the stolen phone and the victim is viewing all the pictures being taken with the stolen phone! Do you recognize this person using the STOLEN phone to take selfies? [ABC27]

Naked Shoplifter

A Cambridgeshire police spokesman said: “We were called at about 3.50pm yesterday afternoon with reports of a naked man committing an indecent act in Donaldson Drive, Paston “It was also reported that the same man stole cigarettes from JJ News, also in Donaldson Drive.“A 50-year-old man from Peterborough was arrested on suspicion of theft and indecent exposure. He is currently in custody at Thorpe Wood Police Station.” [Peterborough Telegraph]

Now Where Could I have Left My Wallet?… Oops!

Someone snuck into Parrish Mitchell’s garage in downtown Macon early Wednesday and stole a $300 leaf blower. But something the culprit left behind may prove more valuable to the police. About daybreak, Mitchell, who lives on Orange Terrace, noticed someone had been in his garage. He looked around at his tools and other belongings and didn’t see anything else missing.
Then he saw something on the floor: a wallet .On the way out, the burglar knocked some things over, Mitchell said, and must have dropped the billfold. Inside the wallet was a driver’s license. Mitchell handed it and the wallet to the cops, who arrived about 7 a.m., filled out a report and left. After Mitchell dressed for work and went outside an hour or so later, he saw that a side door to the garage, which he locked when the police left, had been kicked in. But nothing was missing.”That right there told me whoever it is, that wallet belongs to them. … There was no money in it. It would only implicate someone else,” Mitchell said.
[Macon Telegraph]

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Rampant Wiener Thefts at Red River College Stores

Wiener thefts have become so rampant at a local college association’s stores that their finances look a bit like a dog’s dinner. While it might sound funny, the president of the Red River College Students’ Association says he’s not laughing, as people have been stealing thousands of hot dogs, smokies and other food items from stores they operate at both the Notre Dame and Princess Avenue campuses. “We have literally lost thousands of dollars because people think it is OK to steal food from The Ox and The Mercantile,” said Benjamin McDonald. “And it’s not just wieners and smokies. One day, we had someone take an entire display of chocolate bars from the downtown store while one of our employees was busy dealing with another customer. It was a bold move and also completely crazy.” [Winnipeg Metro]

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