Someone Might Have Chosen the Wrong Career

We’ll file this one under “Things Every Burglar Should Know.”

When Ontario police published an appeal for the public’s help identifying the perpetrator of a home break-in, they received a very helpful call – but not the kind they expected.

Apparently the police statement failed to list every item stolen from the scene, and the burglar himself called to correct the error.

Upset that the published report failed to describe the full extent of his offense, the brilliant thief left a recorded message on a police hotline.  His statement not only listed the omitted items but also named his accomplices, who now face charges along with their loose-lipped leader.  Police say the ringleader’s confession “hurt all of their chances at trial.”

Yep, I’d say so.

Note to the not-so-wise: You don’t win at cards by showing your hand to the rest of the table.  You don’t stay dry by standing outside in the rain.  And your chances of avoiding jail improve significantly when you don’t let your pride get the better of you.

The truth will set you free, but in some cases only after six to ten at Leavenworth.

2 thoughts on “Someone Might Have Chosen the Wrong Career

  • January 8, 2011 at 12:02 am

    You know, people just can’t make this stuff up. Thanks for the post. I really enjoy your blog.

  • January 15, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Wow! That’s all I can say.

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