After a San Diego man named Alvin Lee Neal inserted his ATM card into the teller window at a downtown Wells Fargo, a clerk asked him if he needed any assistance.
If you wanted to take advantage of an ATM, you might equip it with a skimmer, a device which captures electronic information from people’s cards and uses it to siphon away money. Two thieves in Pennsylvania, however, decided to go another route and rip the whole damn machine out instead.
Back on New Year's Eve, some assholes broke into a crematorium in London and, in a botched attempt to steal the antique Greek vase containing the ashes of Sigmund Freud and his wife Martha, smashed the urn instead.
Ordinarily I'd assume this victim was pulling our leg, but Sook Shin just doesn't look the type. The university researcher's laptop contained years of work in the cancer field—and nope, she didn't back it up. D'oh! [CNET]
After 2007's mega-thousand thievery, more thieves have broken into the virtual Habbo Hotel and done away with thousands of dollars worth of furniture belonging to players. Up to 400 cases are being investigated now by Finnish police, would you believe.