Sue Grafton, known author of the "alphabet series" ('"A" Is for Alibi', '"B" Is for Burglar', etc) died months after the release of '"Y" is for Yesterday', leaving her one book shy of the complete series. courier-journal.com/story…
Today I learned of an endurance art piece called Sitting and Smiling by Benjamin Bennett. He has produced 100s of videos where he records himself sitting motionless and smiling for 4 hours. In one video, a burglar breaks into his house, which he ignores while he continues his performance. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sit…
On February 1997, a burglar named Santiago Alvarado fell head-first through the ceiling of a shop he was robbing and had his skull crushed by the flashlight he was holding in his mouth. independent.co.uk/news/be…
The shadowy figure in the Neighborhood Watch sign has a name and it is β€œBoris the Burglar” web.vicksburg.org/neighbo…
In 1971, burglars broke into an FBI office by writing a note that said β€œPlease don’t lock this door tonight” and plastering it onto the front door. It worked and they stole several files. boingboing.net/2014/02/05…
In 2010, three burglars thought that they had found a stash of cocaine while breaking into a woman’s house in Central Florida. They ended up snorting the ashes of a man and his two great danes. cbsnews.com/news/teen-bur…
That medieval Islamic burglars used a turtle when they broke into houses. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
A burglar stole a Super 8 camera & video tapes from a youth soccer coach; he then turned over the tapes & coach's address to police upon finding sex abuse of the boys from the man's soccer team on the tapes. Police found more child porn of his soccer players in the coach's home & arrested him. independent.co.uk/news/wo…
In 1998 a burglar stole a priceless diamond ornament originally belonging to empress Elisabeth of Austria, replacing it with a gift shop replica. Newspapers covered up the theft by claiming it had been speedily recovered and the fake remained on display for 10 years. secretvienna.org/sisi-los…
Today I learned about the burglar who broke into an escape room, stole a beer, cell phone, and TV remote, but had to call the cops for help because he couldn't get back out edition.cnn.com/2018/07/1…
Burglars defecating in premises they have robbed is a common occurrence and has been the subject of scientific study jstor.org/stable/1498102
A 238-lb (108-kg) pot-bellied pig named Ludwig apparently saved his owners from being burgled. The pig can growl in a low rumble that sounds like a large Rottweiler, and his owners believe this scared the burglars away. catersnews.com/stories/an…
In 2004 a burglar broke into the house of a 73 years old grandma, who instead of calling the cops, offered him food and a glass of milk, pray for him and even shared family photos with the burglar. Later when he fell asleep the grandma called her daughter who then called the cops eastbaytimes.com/2004/07/…
A Japanese cat burglar was unmasked as a 74-year-old pensioner after 9 years’ worth of heists. Mitsuaki Tanigawa stole more than 29 million yen (Β£194,000) during his spree. When captured, he said: "I am defeated." telegraph.co.uk/news/2017…
In December 1999 a schizophrenic man broke into George Harrison’s home and stabbed him over 40 times. His wife incapacitated the man and George was hospitalized. His official statement following the attack was β€œHe wasn't a burglar, and he certainly wasn't auditioning for the Traveling Wilburys.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geo…
In 2019 a French burglar left DNA traces all over the crime scenes, so that he could get arrested and go to prison, where he could watch the TV channel Canal+ for free. odditycentral.com/news/ex…
William Brodie lead a double life between being a member in good standing of a cabinetmakers' guild by day and a burglar and gambler by night, and thereby inspired The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
When the artist, Melanie Willhide, got her stolen laptop back, all her files were deleted by the burglar. Data recovery experts were able to recover some of them. The photos were corrupted, but she decided to exhibit the work. The show was titled after the burglar. melaniewillhide.com/to-Ad…
Alex Trebek sleeps naked. In 2011, a burglar broke into his hotel room where Trebek and his wife were sleeping. Alex put on a pair of underwear and chased the burglar before he tore his Achilles tendon during the chase. foxnews.com/entertainment…
Today I learned of Diren Dede, a 17-year-old exchange student from Germany in Montana, entered the garage of Markus Kaarma looking for alcohol, which Kaarma set out to attract and shoot a burglar. Kaarma shot and killed Dede was sentenced to 70 years in prison for deliberate homicide. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
In 1971, burglars were able to steal records from the FBI simply by leaving a note on the front door of the Delaware office that said "Please don't lock this door tonight" boingboing.net/2014/02/05…
A mans booby trapped farmhouse resulted in a burglar's legs being shot with a shotgun. The burglar sued him and won. Later, when asked if he would do anything different, the man stated "I'd have aimed that gun a few feet higher" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kat…
Today I learned about Robert Antley, a bike shop owner who was waiting for burglars in his store. When they broke in, he was waiting with a gun where he made the men strip naked and brutally beat them for hours. wftv.com/news/local/burgl…
Today I learned of "The Regime of the Coffeehouse Anarchists" who ruled Munich. They declared war on Switzerland, banned the study of History, made a convicted burglar Chief of Police, declared that no houses could have more than 3 rooms, and they would "make money free." They were overthrown after only 6 days. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bav…
A female doctor from brazil, after being fed up from burglars jumping over her fence and steal her belongings, tapped dozen of HIV-infected syringes atop her metal fence with a warning board saying, ”Wall with HIV positive blood. No trespassing.” odditycentral.com/news/br…
Today I learned: Sulfuryl fluoride: 1 thief: 0. Burglar who broke into a house in Fremont , CA that was being fumigated became fumigated himself and didn't survive. sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com…
In 2011 "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek woke up in his hotel room to a burglar going through his things, and chased the suspect down the hall half naked. nbclosangeles.com/enterta…
The famous Neighborhood Watch sign has a name. Boris the Burglar was trademarked in 1972 by the (NSA) National Sheriffs’ Association designobserver.com/articl…
β€œmaster idiot” Peter Scott was a burglar whose victims include Sophia Loren and the Shah of Iran. Disturbed during a heist by a woman, he shouted "'Everything's all right, madam,' and she went off to bed thinking I was the butler." On other occasions, he would reassuringly shout "It's only me!". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet…
A teenage burglar killed a goldfish, because β€œhe didn’t want to leave any witnesses”. He’d poured hot sauce and other condiments into the water to kill it. cbsnews.com/news/robber-k…
In 2009 burglars broke into Dolph Lundgren's house and had restrained his wife. They then fled when they saw a family photo and realized whose house they were in. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/D…
A Minnesota burglar was caught after he logged into his own Facebook account on a computer in the house he was robbing. The homeowner returned to find the perp's account still logged in borderherald.com/burglary…
Cat burglars across Europe have been know to pump anaesthetic gas into victims residences via the AC unit. bbc.com/news/uk-33821661
Alligators killed 3 people in the U.S in 2015, including a 22yr old burglar, and a 28yr old who's final recorded words were "Fuck the alligators" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Burglars once broke into Dolph Lundgren's home without knowing it was his, they fled after seeing a family picture and realized he lived there. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dol…
During the production of the TV show, The Wonder Years, the Narrator was never accredited. The voice actor, Daniel Stern, went on to play the role of the burglar Marv Merchants in the Home Alone series. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Mike Kurtz, an american burglar, found out that eating common soap could produce the effect of ill health. His sudden and unexplainable weight loss and other symptoms baffled the prison doctors and he was able to fool officials that he was dying and received a pardon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mik…
Calvin Coolidge awoke to a burglar in his hotel room, talked the burglar out of robbing him, loaned him $32, and told him how to leave without being arrested blogs.telegraph.co.uk/new…
Masked burglars abandoned a robbery after discovering the home they had targeted in southern Spain belonged to Dolph Lundgren, the action hero who played opposite Sylvester Stallone in Rocky IV. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
In July 2007, Lohan's home was burgled by the Bling Ring, a group of fashion-motivated burglars whose ringleader considered Lohan to be their ultimate conquest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lin…
Today I learned of a house burglar who was caught because he took the decision to log on to Facebook using the victim's computer and forgot to log off. abcnews.go.com/US/alleged…
Dolph Lundgren's house was broken into, and his wife tied up. The burglars saw a photo of Lundgren and fled realizing who's house they were in. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dol…
A Croatian woman died in her apartment of natural causes. No one reported her missing and she was only discovered after burglars broke into her flat -- 35 years later -- and found her mummified body. foxnews.com/story/2008/05…
Today I learned of a court case where a burglar sued the owner of an uno㏄upied house for sett㏌g a shotgun booby trap to fire on someones feet as they are open㏌g the door.After the owner lost the court case he was asked what he would have done differently; he responded," I'd have aimed that gun a few feet higher" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kat…
Charlie Hunnam single handedly chased away burglars who tried to rob his house. Not once, but twice. blog.sfgate.com/dailydish…
Today I learned about "The Kevin" speaker - it mimics the famous scene from Home Alone using light and sound to fool burglars and has customizable settings cnet.com/news/home-alone-…
WD-40 has been used remove a python snake that had coiled itself around the undercarriage of a bus, and that police officers also once used WD-40 to remove a naked burglar who was trapped in an air conditioning vent. wd40.co.uk/history.html
Burglars in the US usually are drug users, break in during daylight, and are acquainted with their victims. popcenter.org/problems/bu…
A group of burglars actually admitted to using social media updates where people claimed to be "away from home" in order to decide who to steal from. bits.blogs.nytimes.com/20…
In 1962, the US detonated an atomic bomb (93 times Hiroshima) in space, 400 km high, 1,300 kilometers from Hawaii. The electromagnetic pulse generated from the explosion damaged electronics, fused 300 street lights, set off 100 burglar alarms, and cut off the sturdy telephone system in Hawaii. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hig…

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