Police in Sweden went to investigate evidence of a suspicious intruder in a home and found that they were dealing with a real cat burglar – a big, fat domestic feline on the prowl for a free meal.
A family in the town of Pitea noticed that their cats were acting oddly, and thought their food supply was dwindling a little more quickly than usual, so they set a trap. It didn’t take long to do its stuff, and the pudgy pussycat was turned over to authorities, who found it to be tame and well taken care of – just a little more well fed than it needed to be.
“Oscar” didn’t remain locked up for long: His owners claimed him shortly thereafter without comment. (UPI)
A Pennsylvania couple subjected their neighbors to some mighty “ruff” treatment after snatching their pet puppy, which had wandered over a property line, and selling it for 50 bucks rather than take it back home.
The owners of the adorable golden retriever went to cops in hopes of retrieving the critter, but Scott and Roxanne Duff insisted that it had run away and they had no clue where it might be. After a little sniffing around, cops determined that the couple had actually kept the dog for a couple of days and placed an ad on Craigslist, from which they sold it to a woman in Pittsburgh.
The Duffs are charged with conspiracy, not making a reasonable effort to return lost property and making a false report. We’d call this one a real boner! (Valley News Dispatch)
Two German robbers could probably use a penny for their thoughts after going into a fast food restaurant to stage an armed robbery that netted them a total of about 30 cents.
The two men, who are still at large, wore ski masks when they barged into the burger bar – moments after a manager had taken the day’s haul off for deposit. They were left scrouging, making off with a piggy bank that contained just a few pennies and two chocolate bars that brought the grand total of their not-so-grand-larceny to just over two bucks.
In the understatement of the robbery season, a police spokesman said, “We don’t believe we’re looking for professionals.” (Orange News)