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A Collector’s Worst Nightmare

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It’s a collector’s worst nightmare, returning home to find windows broken and important and valuable parts of your prized collection stolen. Martin Anderson knows this more than most. His house was recently broken into and parts of his 40 year collection amounting to a staggering $75,000 were taken, but as with most collectors, the emotional loss hurts just as much if not more. (more…)

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Theft is a crime that can be done in a variety of ways, from simple shoplifting to grand theft auto. It all depends on how you do it. Robbing a store in the middle of the day can be tough, there’s witnesses and cameras everywhere, you’re going to get caught. Now, what if you decided to go all ‘Dig-Dug’ and tunnel your way under the store, is it possible to get away. Any way you slice it committing a crime is stupid, this is just one for the hall of fame.

Who was this crawling criminal?

Tennessee resident Steven Archer (NOT pictured above) was arrested last Thursday for not only breaking into a vacant building, but using it as a base to tunnel his way into the GameStop next door. With all the ways in the world to rob a store and he goes with the one plan that sounds like a bad sequel to The Ladykillers. Although he did get caught he didn’t just dig through the floor and get arrested, he did get away with $300 and more than $5,300 in games and electronics. Nearly $6,000 pulling a Wile E. Coyote style scheme and he almost got away with it.

And he thought nobody would notice the hole in the floor.

Via: Geekosystem

The Holidays are meant to be a time of good cheer for everyone involved in these festive days before 2011. Unfortunately for young Bradley David-McCombs Jr., he tragically died in a car accident on Christmas morning when he lost control of his SUV and slammed into a pole. Now while condolences do go out to his family in their time of sadness what happened after was just as unforgivable.

During Bradley’s public wake at the local funeral home after his passing he had a Game Boy, Game Boy lite and several games placed inside his coffin. A sweet gesture from his friends and family, but an open target for 37 year-old Pennsylvanian, Jody Lynn Bennett. Having a girl’s name can be pretty bad but reaching inside this poor man’s coffin and pocketing his former possessions is just dastardly. Their throwing around the term “allegedly” stole, but when someone sees the stolen goods in your car you’ve been caught red handed.

Bradley’s uncle, Robert McCombs Jr., approached Bennett and asked him about the stolen items. Bennett of course said he didn’t have them, but then handed them over after Robert McCombs pointed out that he could see the stolen items inside Bennett’s car. After the Game Boy was returned, Bradley’s father, Bradley D. McCombs, noticed there was more missing items. He apparently called Bennett, but Bennett told him not to call again and hung up after the brief conversation.

Jody faces accounts of abuse of a corpse, desecration, disorderly conduct, harassment, institutional vandalism, receiving stolen property, theft, and theft or sale of venerated objects, all of which are misdemeanor offenses. So, you desecrate a man’s final resting place, steal things that his family knew meant something to him and all you get is misdemeanor charges. That’s just outright bullshit and this just shows there’s no such thing as a true justice system anymore. Jody already has a history of drinking and drug charges shouldn’t that count for anything to increase his charges.

At least let each member of this man’s family kick Bennett in his mushroom kingdom for worsening an already sad day. It was bad enough that this guy died on Christmas morning but you shouldn’t have to defend yourself from assholes trying to make a quick buck on your misfortune. Jerk of the year 2011 already has it’s first candidate, your mother must be proud.


Source: Geekosystem via Gawker

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When you are planning to rob a store or a bank, and want to conceal your identity, there are many options to use to conceal your identity. For example, you could go with the standard hood or ski-mask, or even the slightly daring former U.S. president mask.

But once robber, according to the website urlesque, disguised herself using a cat mask that gives her an uncanny resemblance to the most famous cat burglar in the world from the DC comics universe – Catwoman.

According to the site, the thief was caught on camera stealing from a high-end shoe store in the East Village in New York, passed a note to the clerk and stole $86. But what really makes this news is the 100 per cent authentic WANTED poster that the police released, pictured below the jump.

LOLCats, eat your heart out!

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