Thursday 12/22

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Geek to the rescue – A burglar made a huge mistake yesterday when he decided to break into theManhattanapartment of a computer geek. Levent Cetiner was six blocks from his home when he received an email showing a thief looting his stuff.  Cetiner called 911 and raced home where he banged on the door and yelled, “You’re being recorded, and the police are on the way!” The cops arrived, and Cetiner showed them the footage while the burglar was still inside. Eventually the bandit fled by fire escape and was nabbed in a nearby courtyard by police.

Mistaken Identity – Linda Gipson said she loaded about $700 worth of gifts into the trunk of a vehicle she believed to be her daughter’s 2003 silver Ford Focus sedan while shopping with her family and went back inside to continue shopping. However, after leaving the mall with her family she discovered she had placed the items into a car that resembled her daughter’s but the empty trunk when they arrived home showed that it obviously, was not.  Gipson said. “I’m just waiting here hoping that person is going to turn everything back.” Ford officials said they were unaware of any other instances of someone being able to open a vehicle lock with the key to a different car.

“Hello?  Yes, I’m an ass” –A pair of burglars in Wisconsin made it easy for cops to build a case against them when one of them accidentally “butt-dialed” 911 and broadcast their entire criminal scheme to authorities.  Jason Hamielec and Brian Johnson had just shoplifted a slew of video games and DVDs from a Target store and planned to sell them at a shop down the road — a plot they discussed in detail en route. The two even talked about how police would be looking for a blue DodgeDurangowithout license plates, so they decided to put the plates back on.  According to cops, the pair seemed baffled to see a police escort waiting when they arrived to make their sale.

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