All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Theft’

Bourbon Heist: 65 Cases of Pappy Van Winkle Stolen

As Zac Brown sings, “The whiskey’s gone.” Someone in Frankfort, Kentucky must like Pappy Van Winkle bourbon an awful lot because they made off with 65 cases (195 bottles) of the rare bourbon, which is valued at over $25,000. Nine cases of Pappy Van Winkle rye were also missing. The 20-year-old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon is hard to get (unless …

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Woman Faces Jail Time After Taking $2.87 From a Water Fountain

People are outraged after learning that a woman who stole less than $3 from a water fountain may face jail time. An Ohio woman, Deidre Romine, was charged with petty theft and issued a summons to appear in court after a police officer discovered her taking change from a fountain. Romine has no job and took $2.87 from a water …

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Fountain Theft Might Get Woman Jail Time Over $2.87

An Ohio woman who says she is battling mental health issues and can’t find a job was recently spotted by a police officer while taking change from a fountain; the officer charged her with theft after finding $2.87 in change in her pockets, and now the town is rallying around the woman. Deidre Romine says she didn’t know that taking …

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Man Drinks 50 Bottles Whiskey Worth $102,000

According to WTAE News in Pennsylvania, a man has swilled down 50 bottles of pre-Prohibition whiskey in one year – whiskey he was supposed to be guarding for safekeeping. The man, John Saunders, 62, was a caretaker who lived in the basement of the South Broadway Manor Bed and Breakfast near Pittsburgh, was a friend of the inn owner’s family …

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Victim Finds Thief’s Phone, Calls His Mom

Eliza Webb, 29, of Seattle, had a unique situation before her. She had come out to her car and found that her running shoes and sunglasses and been stolen from inside the vehicle. But the thief had also left something behind, quite by accident: his cell phone. Webb thumbed through the phone and found the thief’s contacts. One of them …

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CNN Anchor Robbed: iPhone Stolen in Atlanta

A CNN anchorwoman was the victim of a brazen daylight robbery in Atlanta last week. Carol Costello, the news anchor for the 9 am to 11 am segment of CNN Newsroom, revealed this weekend that she had been robbed on Thursday. She claims that she was “walking down a beautiful, leafy Atlanta street” while talking on her iPhone. Three “teenagers” …

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Stolen Yacht Washes Ashore in Northern California

The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that three people have been arrested in connection with the theft of an 82-foot yacht earlier this week. The three people, all of them over the age of 50, were arrested on suspicion of grand theft and conspiracy. The yacht, named the “Darling” was found grounded on a sandbar off the coast of Pacifica, …

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First Rule Of Robbing Banks: Don’t Brag About It On YouTube

A lot of criminals could be categorized as less than intelligent. The Internet has made that more apparent than ever as idiots around the world are posting their criminal exploits on social media. Today’s dumb criminal went the extra step and filmed herself on YouTube right after stealing a car and robbing a bank. Hannah Sabata, 19, of Nebraska, is …

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The iPhone 5 Is Already Popular Among Thieves

The iPhone 5 has proven to be one of the most anticipated hardware launches of the year. Lines as far as the eye can see are stretching throughout cities. Some folks in Japan just couldn’t wait and decided to skip the line (and paying). The Wall Street Journal reports that a group of thieves have reportedly hit three major stores …

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Hackers Break Into Banks And Steal 60 Million Euros

McAfee and Guardian Analytics released a joint report today saying that more than 60 firms have suffered from what it has called an “insider level of understanding.” The automated malicious software program was discovered and it was designed to use servers to process thousands of attempted thefts from both businesses and private individuals. “The fraudsters’ objective in these attacks is …

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Adam Clayton: U2 Bassist Has $4 Million Stolen by Personal Assistant

Adam Clayton, bassist for the rock band U2, was astonished to learn that his personal assistant, Carol Hawkins, had stolen nearly $4 million from his bank account over a four year period, $600,000 of which went to the purchase of several thoroughbred horses. The musician expressed his amazement at the news while taking the stand on Thursday at Dublin’s Circuit …

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Moon Rock Chips Make It Back To NASA After 30+ Years

What a long strange trip it’s been for some moon rock chips. If they’re real, they’re part of a limited supply of about 842 pounds of rock collected by U.S. astronauts in six missions between Apollo 11 in 1969 and Apollo 17 in 1972. The moon rocks were “given by then-President Richard Nixon to former Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza Debayle, …

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