News and Notes – 7/1/2008


Not Houdini. A thief in Germany was caught breaking into a supermarket and handcuffed to a railing. He managed to escape from the railing but was apprehended a second time when he went to a nearby police station to get the cuffs removed. “It was stupid of him,” said a police spokesman. “They took the cuffs off, but they kept him.”

Gotta have my Starbucks. A Boulder, Colorado man robbed a Starbucks, and then later returned to the same store wearing the same clothes he wore during the robbery. He got in line for coffee where he was recognized and promptly arrested by police investigators who were in the store interviewing employees at the time.

Just wrong. A man in Indiana was arrested for stealing cash from a kids’ lemonade stand. The robber then ran into a house down the street where police later arrested him on a felony robbery charge. The amount stolen? $17.50. The kids will get their money back, but they’re just glad the thief was caught. “I didn’t think anyone would come up to a lemonade stand and steal money. That’s really low,” 12-year-old Fred Erskine said.

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