Burglar steals bike, leaves poop in return

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A man intending to pick up his bike for a Valentine’s Day cruise found a  rather, um, unwelcome gift in its place.

According to Seattle police, a man called police to report a burglary Friday  from his storage unit behind his home in the 8500 block of Linden Avenue  North.

According to police, the burglar used a crow bar to pry open the storage door  to gain access to an expensive Cervelo racing bike inside. The burglar took off  with the bike, police said, but not before leaving a single clue.

“(The) Bicycle was missing and the only thing that was left by the suspect  was a pile of poop (human feces),” the police report says.

Nothing else was stolen for the storage unit.

Police are looking for the suspect and the bike. Anyone who has information  on the robbery is encouraged to call Seattle police at 206-625-5011.

Couple refuses to pay fare after having sex in a cab

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Couple-having-sex-on-the-motorway-2253304Orland Park police say a local man and his date turned a cab ride from Rosemont into an erotic adventure and then told the driver they couldn’t pay the $83 fare.

Police responding to the 15500 block of Sunset Ridge Drive in Orland Park on Feb. 9 said they encountered an exasperated driver, two intoxicated, incoherent passengers and clothing “strewn throughout the taxi.”

Prompted by the presence of police, the 27-year-old man used his mother’s credit card to pay the debt, leaving the 31-year-old Elgin woman to find her way home, police said. Authorities said they took her to the police station, where she was eventually picked up by her brother.

The cab driver said he had picked up the couple outside a bar, and they had sex in the vehicle while he drove them to Orland Park, according to police.

Crime tip: If you steal a home sound system, don’t return 30 minutes later because you forgot the remote

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Police arrested a Camden County man after he stole a sound system and other valuables from a Haddon Township home, then returned a half hour later to swipe the remote control he forgot to take.

1b291385dd95362974ac3771e4af6ba9Carlos Ruiz, 42, of Pennsauken, was charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief after he entered a home twice in about 30 minutes on Feb. 4, Haddon Township police announced in a statement.

Authorities said surveillance video near the home captured Ruiz pulling up to the home in a SUV around 9 a.m. He broke into the home and spent less than 10 minutes inside before walking out with valuables, including a sound system, police said.

A half hour later, police said, Ruiz was seen returning to the crime scene and re-entering the house. An investigation revealed that Ruiz went back to the home for a remote control to the sound system he stole on the first trip into the home, police said.

Authorities said the home burglarized was selected at random by Ruiz and his crime was fueled by his addiction to heroin.

Ruiz was found to be a fugitive in a Pennsylvania fraud case and wanted by the Camden County Sheriff’s Department for failure to pay child support. Authorities said he could face more charges in both Camden and Burlington counties.

He is being held in Camden County Jail pending a Camden County Superior Court appearance, police said.

Don’t knock off an Iowa taco stand where the cashiers know their weaponry: “I don’t have anything for you-and plus, that’s a BB gun”

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imagesThe BB gun a would-be robber pointed during at attempt to hold up a Des Moines Taco John’s apparently didn’t fool the employee behind the counter.

And when the man racked the slide and tried firing the gun, nothing happened. The gun wasn’t loaded, authorities said.

The botched attempt at a robbery occurred around 7:30 p.m. at Taco John’s, 2727 SW Ninth St.

A man walked into the restaurant when no other customers were inside and approached the counter.

“Give me everything you got,” he reportedly told an employee while pointing a gun at him.

The gun was a BB gun with the orange tip painted black, an employee later told police.

“I don’t have anything for you,” one of the clerks reportedly responded. “And plus, that’s a BB gun.”

The suspect denied it and racked the slide and fired the gun, police reports show. But the gun apparently wasn’t loaded, authorities said.

The suspect left the store and fled on foot. No arrests have been reported.

News: Man robs gas station ….. armed with a chainsaw ….. and wearing a flower pot

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chainsaw-offender-hl4ffnhkjohtg92gmh2_t300This gentleman is Steven Frank Steele, 19, of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia, who was arrested for attempting to rob a gas station while wearing a flower pot on his head and wielding a chainsaw.

He allegedly demanded money but escaped with only a bottle of soda, but not before mooning the clerks.

17-year-old con artist dressed like an employee to steal $30,000 from three Walmarts–and even hugged a manager on the way out

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untitledA 17-year old con artist managed to steal $30,000 from three Walmarts and even hugged one of the store managers when he left with the cash in his hand.

The Norman, Oklahoma, boy, whose identity hasn’t been revealed because he is a minor, dressed up like an employee and tricked the Walmart managers at all three locations back in December.

Norman police caught the boy and arrested him on January 30.

The Police report states that the boy ‘acted as a if he was a general manager from another store.’ It also states that he was wearing the company’s name tag. Kfor reports that the boy said ‘he was doing an inventory of the store before general managers came to inspect them after the holidays.’

Surveillance cameras contained footage of the sly perpetrator. According to the police report, the boy was alone in the cash room and took multiple bundles of cash which he stuffed into his pockets.

Sgt. Jeremy Lewis was impressed by the teens ability to fool each and every Walmart. The teen knew what he was doing because he worked for Walmart back in Oklahoma City but was fired for stealing money.

After he was fired he put on his uniform and went to an Edmond store he was not employed at and he was assigned to work at the register. He pocketed more than $3,000 that day.

Finally when the teen tried to pretend to be an employee at the Norman Walmart, his game was over.

The Cleveland County Ditrsict Attorney is working on the boy’s case butwhteher or not he will be tried as an adult in still being decided.

One bad idea leads to another including trying to sell items back to the person you originally stole them from

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Robinson_Lacinda_USE_1391738314592_2381702_ver1_0_640_480Four Denver burglary suspects were arrested when they unknowingly tried to sell stolen items back to the victim, police say.

Lacinda Robinson told 7NEWS reporter Russell Haythorn she knew something was wrong when she entered her home near downtown on Friday night.

“I walked into the house and felt a cold breeze, and I looked into the kitchen and the kitchen window was broken,” the 24-year-old mother said.

Robinson called police about the burglary, and explained that she would wait for them at a nearby McDonald’s parking lot because she didn’t feel safe staying in her home.

“I pulled into the McDonald’s parking lot and two guys approached my car and asked me if I wanted to buy a PS3, and I’m like, ‘Oh no, you know, I’m fine,’” Robinson recalled.

Then something bizarre happened.

“I see another guy walking out trying to approach my car and he’s wearing the jacket that I believe belonged to me,” Robinson said of a unique Washington Redskins jacket.

Suddenly it hit her: These guys are selling my stuff.

Instead of confronting the young men, she approached two off-duty Denver police officers at a neighboring gas station and told them what was going on.

Officers Matthew Reierson and Brian Husum responded and arrested the boys for investigation of burglary, the Denver Police Department said on its Facebook page. They also recovered the woman’s PlayStation 3 video game console and her jacket.

But it hasn’t been as easy for Robinson and her family to reclaim their sense of security in their own home.

“It’s a scary feeling, scary for my kids as well. We have not been sleeping here,” said Robinson, who is staying with a family member for the time being.

She’s still missing an iPad, a flat-screen TV and some cash, but overall she feels fortunate that no one was hurt.

People are cheering the burglars’ self-inflicted arrest on the police Facebook page.

“Karma!” one woman posted.

“Sweet justice!!! Hope she learns to feel safe again in her home,” another woman wrote.

“Love! Not mental giants. Well played Denver,” a third person posted.

Man tries to steal car but gets trapped inside garage

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chi-prosecutors-man-tries-to-steal-car-but-get-002A Roseland man was ordered held on $75,000 bail Sunday after he allegedly tried to steal a woman’s car from her garage, only to get trapped inside when the woman closed the garage door.

Andre Bacon, 21, of the 11300 block of South Harvard Avenue, faces felony attempted vehicle hijacking and theft charges in connection to the botched carjacking Saturday in the Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side, according to court records.

Bacon entered the victim’s garage Saturday in the 3300 block of North Long Avenue, according to court documents, and demanded that the victim hand over the 2012 Honda MDX’s keys.

The victim surrendered the keys and then fled the garage, closing the door behind her and calling the police, court records state.

Police arrived and opened the garage door to find Bacon sitting in the driver’s seat with the keys in the ignition, according to records.

Bacon was taken into custody at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, according to court records.

It’s not truly a police chase until the stolen deep fryers start flying from the truck

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0130144biss-chase-4Houston police said two of four men involved in the burglary of a kitchen supply store were taken into custody following a wild chase overnight.

According to officers with the Houston Police Department, a passerby stopped an officer around midnight Wednesday to report a burglary in progress at the Chef Mart store on Bissonnet Street at the Southwest Freeway. The witness told police that four men pried open the store’s front doors and were loading equipment into a U-Haul truck out front.

As the officer was responding, he spotted the truck driving away. The suspects refused to pull over and led police to Fondren where they went northbound.

Eventually the driver lost control and smashed into a red light signal, then a METRO bus stop, and then a fire hydrant. At one point the U-Haul’s rear door came open, and several deep fryers fell out and were damaged.

After the crash, police said the truck came to a stop and all four men took off running.

K-9 units and an HPD helicopter later found two of the men hiding on the roof of a home. They were taken into custody while the other two got away.

Pregnant woman arrested for shoplifting asks the police officers if she can go ahead and shoot some heroin. Hey, if you’re going to go all-in, go all-in

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chi-chicago-crime-theft-drugs-20140128-001A 33-year-old Minnesota woman stopped for shoplifting Monday night at a West Side Walmart found herself in bigger trouble after she asked arresting police officers if she could do some heroin, police said.

Edith Hancock, of the 3000 block of Riverwood Drive in Hastings, Minn., was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor retail theft, police said.

Hancock, who told police she was three months pregnant, was seen going into a changing room at the Walmart at 4650 W. North Ave. with a pair of jeans, leggings, and a black shirt and then leave the changing area wearing those items, according to police.

After taking some cosmetics and placing them in her purse, she tried to leave the store without paying and was stopped by security, according to police. Chicago police were called and she was taken to the Grand Central District station where she was arrested at 7 p.m., according to police.

While she was being processed, she “continually asked” officers for “just one blow,” a street name for heroin, from her purse because she was “getting dopesick,” according to a police report.

Officers found multiple bags of heroin in her purse, and she continued saying that she “only wanted one” of the bags “because she had ten of them and she thought they might be more than a gram although a couple were very light because she had already used from a least a couple,” the report said.

Hancock was released on a signature bond during a hearing today before Judge Donald Panarese at the Leighton Criminal Court building. She is scheduled to appear in court next on Feb. 18.