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 barbecue ever? Keep reading »
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 of this year. In all, he stole around $350 in merchandise and was also charged with auto theft. He faces — get this — up to 25 years in prison. That is one expensive lobster dinner. What must ambivalent single lobster think? [MSN]
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 than $150,000 worth of the stuff. Another $10,000 in hair was stolen from a San Diego shop, $85,000 from a business in Missouri City, Texas, and $60,000 from a salon in San Leandro, California. In most cases, the thieves overlooked the cheap synthetic hair the salons carried and went straight for the real stuff.
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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 done by the street artist Banksy. (Apparently they’re a hot commodity: two Banksy portraits were also stolen from a gallery in London earlier this month.)
Hmm, robbing the homes of celebrities … could this be the handiwork of our girl Alexis Neiers and the nefarious “bling ring“?!?!
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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, in 2008, according to a cyber-security expert. Check out Krebson Security’s slideshow of next-generation ATM skimmers, and let us know if you would be able to spot the fake. [Impact Lab] Keep reading »
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 decided to take things a step further over the weekend, stealing a delivery of 75 dresses at knife point as it was en route to Neiman Marcus. The truck’s driver wasn’t seriously harmed, but Beckham’s line will be if they don’t have awesome insurance; that delivery alone was worth almost half a million dollars! Here’s to hoping they find the (sort of stylish) creep. [Vogue UK] Keep reading »
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 husband obviously can’t give police a description of what the nude maid was wearing to aid police investigation. [ABCActionNews.com] Keep reading »