Police in Maine are trying to find a truck loaded with nearly 260,000 stolen eggs that were destined for Asian markets. The eggs were in cartons labeled in English and Chinese and authorities believe they may be headed for the Chinese sections of Boston and New York.
Headed for Asia? They ship eggs from New England to Asia? Does that ever make you wonder how fresh the eggs in your store are?
via The Boston Globe.
A church has vanished from the Russian village where it stood for almost 200 years.
The Church of Christ’s Resurrection, in the central Russian village of Komarovo, was built in 1809 but in early October someone reportedly took it away brick by brick.
Father Vitaly a spokesman for the local Russian Orthodox Church, said: “We have sent a letter to local prosecutors. Who exactly did this, the investigation will show.”
The church was in an isolated area only occasionally visited by clergymen, so the disappearance was not immediately noticed, reports the Daily Telegraph.
A shoplifter with no arms has walked straight out of a Munich retailer with a 24" television having been assisted to clamp the set to his chest by two other people. It wasn't until later that the missing set was noticed and CCTV reviewed.
"Staff only knew about the theft after they saw one of the display TVs had been taken off its stand. It's hard to believe that the sight of an armless man walking along with a giant TV clamped to his body did not get anyone's attention," said police.
Economic times may not be that tough for a suspected bank robber in the Dallas area. Irving police said the on-the-lam suspect used a limousine as his getaway vehicle.
A Brazilian woman says car thieves left her money instead of taking her car when they realized its poor condition.
Flavia Alcantara from Belo Horizonte, had left a note on the windscreen warning thieves that the car was not worth stealing. Her note read: “Mr Robber, please do not steal this car. It has no batteries, no spare tire. It is in bad shape. Thank you for your attention.”
Mrs Alcantara says someone later tried to steal the car but ended up leaving it – along with a one Reai banknote, worth the equivalent of 40p [about a dollar US].
A sharp increase in drugs and cellphones found inside a Brazilian prison mystified officials — until guards spotted some distressed pigeons struggling to stay airborne.
Inmates at the prison in Marilia, Sao Paulo state had been training carrier pigeons to smuggle in goods using cell phone sized pouches on their backs, a low-tech but ingenious way of skipping the high-tech security that visitors faced.
The owner of a machine shop where thieves stole $3,000 worth of scrap steel, iron and aluminum wasn’t going to let it happen again. After Saturday night’s theft, Joseph Lord loaded his shotgun and laid low, expecting the thieves to return. They came back on Tuesday, in broad daylight.
When Lord saw their 2008 F-250 pickup truck, he shot out its tires and windshield and blasted its radiator, Kennebec County Sheriff Randall Liberty said.
The startled thieves took off on foot, but investigators quickly tracked down the truck’s operator, who will be charged with theft,.. Charges are pending against an accomplice, the sheriff said.
A [Deltona, Florida] man who wore a three-piece suit and a feathered fedora while robbing a DeBary bank at gunpoint was arrested early Wednesday morning after authorities received an anonymous tip from a caller.
Sixteen members of a smuggling gang in China and Hong Kong have been arrested for rigging a 300-metre long cable to send contraband goods across the heavily-policed border, a newspaper reported Thursday.
The gang had initially used a crossbow to shoot the cable across the fenced-off border between the two sides, before stringing it from the top of a Chinese highrise down to a village house in Hong Kong, the South China Morning Post reported.
Investigators said the gang had likely been operating for two to three weeks, using a zip wire and pulley system to whisk small batches of goods along the cable, mostly at night.
A New Orleans Burger King recently got a visit from a drag queen with a gun, New Orleans television station WDSU reported.
Security cameras showed the man, wearing a dress with a revealing bust line and hair barrettes, climbed through the takeout window at a Burger King on May 11. He held the employees at gunpoint, demanded money, exited through the same drive-through window and drove away.
A man politely waited his turn in a queue at a busy central Sydney post office before jumping over the counter, grabbing money from two tills and running off, police said on Thursday.
Walter and Ingeborg Funk were enjoying breakfast Saturday morning when there was a knock on the door. The 77-year-old man and his 81-year-old wife couldn’t find anyone at the front or back door. When they came back inside, they say 22-year-old Nicole Mason-Suares was coming out of their guest room.
As they confronted her, officials say she attacked Walter. Ingeborg ran to a bedroom and called 911. The elderly man and the young woman allegedly scuffled for several minutes inside the home and on the back patio.
He says she grabbed for a knife, which he wrangled out of her hands. Then he says she bit him on the leg. Walter says he then reached for some pliers nearby and struck Mason-Suares on the head.
When deputies arrived he had her pinned on the ground.
A crazed Chinese chef challenged the boss who had just sacked him to a duel – with meat cleavers. Xian Ming Wang grabbed the knives after arguing with takeway owner Tat Chung Cheung over a work permit.
Wang placed a cleaver on the counter of the busy shop and screamed: “One for me and one for you.” He then vowed to chop Mr Cheung up, adding: “I have already chopped up a man – and I will do the same to you.”
Wang, 37, was jailed for seven months at Dumbarton Sheriff Court yesterday.
A Russian man returned from holiday to find his entire two-storey house had been stolen by a neighbour.
Yuri Konstantinov, 50, from the Astrakhan Region, came back from a trip visiting relatives to find his house had been taken down brick by brick and all the contents sold. Only the foundations were left.
Police investigating the theft found out that a neighbour had taken the house apart and sold everything, including the bricks and window frames, and even the kitchen sink.
Three California men accused of dealing and possession of cocaine were held today in the Hendricks County [Indiana] Jail after their arrest Sunday on I-70. Hendricks County sheriff’s deputies arrested the men shortly after midnight Sunday just east of the Ind. 39 exit…
All face preliminary charges of dealing cocaine, a Class A felony, and possession of cocaine, a Class C felony.
According to sheriff’s department spokesman Capt. Brett Clark, Deputy Lindsay Shaw pulled over an eastbound semi-truck with no license plate. Deputies found more than 18 pounds of cocaine and $5,500 in cash…
A thief broke into the headquarters of Austria’s ruling political party by wriggling through a post flap in the front door, a party official said on Friday.
The burglar squeezed through the 35x35cm [roughly 14 inches by 14 inches] hole early on Thursday and stole laptops, mobile phones, notebooks and cash before crawling out, Catherina Straub, spokeswoman for the Social Democrats, said.
“It is such a tiny door for post and newspapers, he must have obviously been extremely small,” she said, adding that the culprit had not been caught.
Police say a man dressed as a woman repeatedly crashed his car into a suburban Detroit lingerie store that had refused to hire him earlier this year…Damage to the store was estimated at $3,000.
McCabe said McIntosh was wearing “facial makeup, lipstick, blue Capri pants, red ‘flip-flops,’ a flowery blouse and a matching flowery women’s bra.” McIntosh told deputies he is homeless and wanted to go to jail because he had nowhere else to go.
Officials on South Padre Island were looking for leads today after a human leg with a sneaker attached washed up on the beach here. Some youths spotted the leg on the beach Sunday morning about five miles north of the town of South Padre, said Lt. Arnold Flores of the Cameron County park rangers.
Flores said the leg appeared to have been there for “a while.” Barnacles that had attached to the black sneaker made it impossible for him to make out the brand.
An autopsy was performed this morning with hopes of getting DNA.
An elderly wheelchair-bound armed robber held up a bank in California – and got away. The white-haired, bearded robber, aged 65 to 70, was last seen speeding away on an electric wheelchair.
…He pointed a handgun at a cashier and demanded cash, according to police. Police did not get a good image of the man from CCTV as the hood of his sweatshirt was pulled over his head.
The concrete elephant that was reported missing in Murphysboro on Monday was recovered in a Carbondale apartment complex.
Carbondale Police contacted Murphysboro Police at 9:30 p.m. Monday to report the finding.
…Due to the size, the elephant was transported back to the Murphysboro Police Department by Express Towing.