1. Turtle Theft
Burglars can lift heavy televisions and sneak out of homes with heavy electronics. Burglars are even known to steal pets. A pet store in Delaware was hit by a burglar who not only had a fascination with animals but could also lift heavy objects. This burglar didn’t steal a 50 pound bag of dog food, though. He stole a 50 pound African Sulcata tortoise. The tortoise, known as Roger, was outside the pet store chewing on grass when he was stolen. Roger had lived at the pet store for 16 years and many customers visited the store just to pet him. The store owner said, “Everybody is going to miss Roger. They’re going to be as sick to their stomachs as I am.”
The sound of ice cream trucks attracted not only kids with loose change but burglars as well. Within one week, three trucks belonging to Frosty Treats were broken into. The manager of Frosty Treats believes the burglars broke into the trucks by breaking a small window and using a stick to unlock the door. After opening the door, the thieves emptied the trucks. The burglars have stolen over $400 in ice cream.
3. Stolen Snake and Lizard
At 3:50 a.m. two burglars broke into a pet store and stole a 1.5 meter long python and a lizard. They stuffed the lizard into a pillow case and carried the python out of the store. The next night at 10 p.m. the burglars wrestled the python in front of customers at McDonald’s. Police were called and the two burglars were arrested. The python was returned to the pet store but the lizard has not been recovered yet.
In Lake Worth, Florida, a 17-year-old was delivering pizza when he was robbed. He had received a phony customer’s address, and when he arrived at the vacant home to make the delivery, two burglars surprised him. The deliveryman said, “As I’m knocking on the door, two people come from the side and put two guns to my head. They put me down to the ground. They take my money, they take my phone and they also take the food.” The burglars made off with a lot more than the pepperoni pizza they had ordered.
5. Bacon Burglary
A man broke into a home between 2:50 a.m. and 3:40 a.m. on a Saturday morning. The homeowners slept through the break-in and found bacon hanging over the front door’s handle in the morning. The burglar stole only two items: a telephone and a packet of bacon. The detective in charge of investigating the case said, “This is a very peculiar burglary as the suspect placed a rasher of bacon over a door handle before leaving the property. The victims are at a loss to understand why someone would break into their house and steal a packet of bacon and we are equally stumped.”