Friday 1/18

And you thought your house was a mess. An elderly man in Burn­aby, B.C., spent three days pinned down under ceiling-high piles of his own junk with no work­ing heat nor elec­tric­ity. Chainsaw-wielding first respon­ders had to cut through the mounds of trash to reach the man. “We made ver­bal con­tact with the guy but he basi­cally told us he was trapped under­neath a whole pile of debris, couldn’t get out, couldn’t move, hadn’t moved in a cou­ple of days,” Corp. Dave Reid told the Burn­aby News Leader. “Had it been another day or two, with our cold tem­per­a­tures, the out­come may have not been as good as it was.”

Philadel­phia police say Christo­pher Kieter, 26, posed as a fire inspec­tor at three sep­a­rate insti­tu­tions, where he allegedly stole every­thing from lap­tops to micro­phones.  Pos­ing in a cos­tume is one thing but if you’re try­ing to get away with it, it might be a good idea to make up a name to go with your fic­tional char­ac­ter.  His undo­ing came when he signed his real name to the log of his last tar­get, the Art Insti­tute of Philadel­phia. Kieter was charged with imper­son­at­ing a pub­lic offi­cial, crim­i­nal tres­pass, and theft. Police said they recov­ered the stolen items dur­ing a search of Kieter’s home.

Slidell police said Richard Boudreaux, 23, bur­glar­ized mul­ti­ple busi­nesses in a sin­gle night last week, includ­ing his for­mer employer.  Police said Boudreaux just real­ized while at Kenney’s Seafood they use secu­rity cam­eras.  Too band he wasn’t wear­ing a mask. Instead, he placed a bucket over his head. How­ever, inves­ti­ga­tors said his face had already been seen by the cam­eras. Boudreaux, who told police he chose Kenney’s Seafood because he needed money and had “bad blood” with the owner. He said he also attempted to break into Jerry’s Buy and Sell to steal a gun because he feared future gun con­trol laws. Gun laws or not break­ing and enter­ing and steal­ing is still against the law.  He was arrested on bur­glary and drug charges.

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