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Old 09-22-2012, 06:58 AM   #459
Forest Ranger
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Good Morning Friends!

YAY! The weekend has arrived!
Have a SUPER Saturday!

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Today is Hobbit Day
Dear Diary Day,
National White Chocolate Day,
International Peace Day,
American Business Women’s Day,
World Car Free Day,
Elephant Appreciation Day,
Kids Day,
R.E.A.D. in America Day,
National Hunting and Fishing Day,
International Day of Radiant Peace,
Fish Amnesty Day,
and Ice Cream Cone Day.

Enjoy your holiday of choice today!

Please excuse the interruption, but here’s a
reminding us that there are some Dumb Crooks in the world!

The Apple Store alarm triggered at midnight, notifying the local police that the premises had been compromised. Police arriving at the scene discovered that a security gate at the front of the store had been destroyed, and there was substantial damage to the business. No suspects were found at the scene, so officers reviewed footage from the surveillance cameras.

In the video, a blue BMW X5 SUV can be seen crashing through the plate-glass window in the front of the store. Three suspects exited the vehicle and started to grab items from nearby display tables. While the hooded crooks grabbed the loot, the wheelman attempted to back out of the store, but quickly discovered a security gate had fallen down, blocking his path. Undeterred, the driver repeatedly smashed the back of the BMW into the gate until it finally gave way and the SUV was able to exit the business and drive away.

A clean getaway? No, far from it.

During one of the BMW's frenzied attempts to smash through the security gate, the vehicle's license plate was torn from the vehicle and was discovered among the broken glass and rubble. The BMW was also left crippled with two flat tires. The burglars managed to use a spare to change one, but the other remained an encumbrance. The solution? Why, a second theft, of course.

One of the men allegedly entered a nearby convenience store and stole a can of Fix-a-Flat. Unfortunately for the thieves, the damage to the tire proved to be too substantial for the liquid magic to do its thing. So, rather than limp the battered beast back to their hideout, the thieves abandoned it not far from the crime scene. The car, which once had a new dealer price of between $40,000 and $60,000, had "extensive damage," according to police.

And it gets worse, for at least one of the alleged crooks. While police were busy following up on leads in the case, they spotted a young man walking near the mall. As it turned out, he was the registered owner of the BMW. In fact, he had the keys to the vehicle in his pocket.

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