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Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am

News Quirks 3/20/14

Curses, foiled again• Stephen Furr, 48, denied breaking into a Boston home and stealing copper pipe from a boiler, even after police found him hiding beneath the basement stairs with a pipe cutter (...
Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againGene Richins, 31, broke into a jewelry store in Sandy, Utah, by climbing down through the ceiling but then set off a motion-detector alarm. “The alarms were going off this whole ...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am

News Quirks 3/6/14

 Curses, foiled again• Denver police arrested four burglary suspects who tried to sell stolen goods back to their victim. Lacinda Robinson, 24, said that after discovering the crime, she went t...
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againA man walked into a bank in Antioch, Calif., and handed the teller a note. She couldn’t make it out because of the bad handwriting and showed it to the manager to help her deciph...
Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 12:01 am

Newsquirks 2/20/14

Curses, foiled again• British authorities said habitual burglar Daniel Severn, 27, got his foot caught while climbing through a bathroom window of a house in Howden and wound up hanging upside down ...
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 12:01 am

Newsquirks 2/6/14

Curses, foiled again• Police investigating a burglary in Iowa City, Iowa, identified Carloss D. Sanders, 20, as their suspect after they found a debit card issued to him at the scene and then follow...
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled again• Responding to a complaint that an armed neighbor tried to kick in the door and burglarize a home in Spokane, Wash., police found that suspect Brent Nouwels, 32, had returned to...
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againA group of young men was robbing a man in San Francisco when, without provocation, one of them pulled out a handgun and fired at the victim. The bullet ricocheted off the victim’...
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againDrug suspect Miles Parrotta, 46, tried to avoid arrest by fleeing from sheriff’s deputies in Cortland, N.Y., on a bicycle. His getaway ended when he crashed into the back of a pa...
Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againPolice charged Nace Eugene Houchin Jr., 33, with murdering a woman in Williamsburg, Va., after they found a handwritten note in his wallet “confessing to the homicide,” accordi...

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