Posts tagged "theft"

Florida Cheeseburglar Steals Tons Of Mozzarella In A Truck

Today in Crimes That Are Totally Worth It: Someone stole a truck trailer containing multiple tons of mozzarella cheese from a parking lot in Florida. The cheese was meant for the Hungry Howie’s Pizza distribution center in Lakeland, Florida. So is the thief like the pizza equivalent of the Hamburglar? Can we call him…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 10, 2015

Lupita Nyong’o’s Academy Awards Dress Was Stolen

Lupita Nyong'o's $150,000 pearl-covered Calvin Klein Academy Awards dress was stolen from her West Hollywood hotel yesterday. Hmm, Amelia has been missing from her office for the last few hours... [ABC News] Can we please not have a Spongebob Broadway musical? [Broadway.com] Raven-Symoné will guest star on "Black-ish" as Dre's gay sister.
By: Claire Hannum / February 26, 2015

Be My Boyfriend(s): Two Awesome Thieves Who Stole More Than $65K In Chicken

Dear Dewayne Patterson and Renaldo Jackson, You guys obviously like chicken. And I like guys who like chicken. So let's have a menage a poulet. At least, I'm guessing you like chicken, based on the fact that you stole $65,000 worth of chicken from a Tyson plant in Doraville, Georgia. Got plans for the biggest…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 29, 2013

Be My Boyfriend: Man Who Stole Lobsters To Support Drug Habit

Oh, Charles Shumanis III, the love we could have had. Earlier this month, Shumanis, 47, was convicted of stealing lobsters (!) and other meat from an Allentown, Pennsylvania-area supermarket, with the intention of selling the crustaceans to support his drug habit. Shumanis apparently repeatedly stole lobsters from the store, and was finally apprehended in March…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 6, 2012

Hair Weave Thefts Are On The Rise

In recent months, there's been a rise in burglaries at hair salons catering to African American clientele. But thieves aren't stealing money or expensive equipment -- they're taking hair extensions, specifically silky, expensive human hair that clients pay top dollar for. At the My Trendy Place salon in Houston, Texas, thieves made off with more…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 15, 2012

11 (Alleged) Celebrity Thieves

You might think a world-famous filmmaker and author would be above petty crime. But you would be wrong! Miranda July, the twee mind behind the film “You And Me And Everyone We Know,” has confessed in this week’s issue of The New Yorker to a sordid history of shoplifting. Her first time stealing wa…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 5, 2011

Kate Moss Was Robbed! Burglar Took Off With Her Banksy Portrait

Breaking into a supermodel's house is easier than you would think. Police in London say a burglar nabbed $115,000 worth of art from Kate Moss' house on Thursday night while she, boyfriend Jamie Hince, and her mother, Linda, were upstairs sleeping. The thief took off with three paintings, including a portrait of Moss allegedly…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 21, 2010

Would You Be Able To Spot An ATM Skimmer?

An ATM skimmer is basically a device that is put on top of an ATM machine to secretly capture your card number, and it can be used in conjunction with cameras to snag your PIN, too. Skimmers account for more than 80 percent of ATM fraud, which totaled about $1 billion, or $350,000 a day,…
By: Annika Harris / February 4, 2010

Truckload of Victoria Beckham Dresses Stolen At Knife Point

It took us a while to come to terms with the idea that Posh Spice (some people call her "Victoria Beckham") could design clothes we'd legitimately want to wear. Lately though, we've got to admit that her eponymous line of cocktail dresses is truly covetable (see left). But while we're lusting from afar, someone…
By: Lily Q / December 7, 2009

Nude Maid Is Also Suspected Jewelry Thief

There's been a theft of $40,000 worth of jewelry from a fancy home in the Tampa Bay area, and the prime suspect is a nude maid. The home's resident found the maid on Craigslist and hired her when his wife was away. The wife returned to a clean home, but her jewelry was missing. Her…
By: Catherine Strawn / May 27, 2008