Police in Sweden said they’re searching for a person who stole 165 pounds of licorice from the back of a truck while the driver was sleeping.It was about half a pallet that was stolen from the trailer,” said Calle Persson of the Skane police. The driver had taken a nap and when he woke up in the afternoon, he said he discovered the candy missing.Police said they haven’t identified a suspect in the theft.
A man who recently purchased an apartment in France experienced quite a shock when he opened the door of his new abode and found the previous tenant’s mummified body inside. Police identified the body as Thomas Ngin, a Cambodian man died from apparent suicide in 2005. Yes, in 2005. Though bills and letters piled up throughout the years, it appears no one attempted to enter the apartment. Neighbors knocked on his door and emptied out his mailbox at times but assumed he had left the country.
In the what-definitely-not-to-do-when-your-house-is-on-fire department. Walter Serpit of Columbus, Ga., tells WTVM he rushed back in to save his beer. “I told them to get the kids out and everything, and me myself, being an alcoholic, I went back into the house like a dummy and the door shut on me because this back draft was about to kill me.” It should be noted that Serpit, who uses a cane to walk, did in fact rescue a few cans of beer and escaped without injury. (As did the other six adults and two children.) Gawker dubs him the “most honest man in America.”