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Get Hot Goods (In More Than One Way) For Cheap!

Screw eBay, this morning on the “The Today Show” we learned of an auction site way better (and cheaper) than Meg Whitman’s site. Retired Detective Tom Lane came up with a website to sell off all of the stolen goods police stations seize, calling it PropertyRoom.com. Profits are split with the individual precincts that hand over the goods—and all of the merch has been exhaustively advertised for it’s real owner(s) before being put up for grabs. (And don’t worry, if you recognize an item that’s yours on the website, they’ll get it back to you when you prove it’s yours.) Want a mack truck? How about a diamond engagement ring? Or clothes and bags and bikes? [The Today Show] Keep reading »

Teenage “Nancy Drew” Tracks Down Her Mugger

Muggers, don’t mess with Yudelka Polanco! The 16-year old was walking home in Brooklyn, NY, when a juvenile delinquent snuck up behind her and stole her cell phone, which was equipped with a SIM card. When Yudelka later bought another phone, she had her information from that SIM card transferred to her new phone. Within those contacts, the mugger’s email address showed up because the idiot had used her phone to check his email. Doh! Keep reading »

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