Being a successful burglar requires stealth and finesse, and also the ability to resist the temptation to snack and nap while on the job. A prowling thief broke all of these rules yesterday in Petaluma, Calif., and is now chilling behind bars, presumably wondering if it was worth it to inhale all those tater tots.
Police have released this hilarious security camera video of a young man trying to steal an art piece that commemorates World War I from the Castle Fine Art Gallery in Birmingham, England. Obviously, the gallery's security staff caught him as he stepped out of the museum.
This hilarious thing happened in China: A 29-year-old biker saw a guy stealing a woman's handbag on the street and quickly went to him to offer a getaway. The thief jumped on the bike but took him to a police station, where the thief tried to escape. I can imagine the guy's "ffffuuuuu" face as he entered the station…
After 200 GBP went missing from a Polish animal shelter, the employees suspected they had a human thief in their midst. But when they managed to film the latest crime, they discovered a surprising culprit: one of the shelter's cats, who had been stealing and stashing the cash for weeks.
If you want to protect your belongings, you should probably buy a mobile phone with a nice video camera and learn how to use it. Like this woman in Oakland, you may find yourself unexpectedly recording a theft in progress.
At most big retailers, shoplifters are allowed to run free, because any attempt to touch them brings up the terrifying prospect of a lawsuit. But a Montana Best Buy employee wasn't having that, taking down a thief. Now he's fired.
Anthony Trang is probably one of the unluckiest thieves you'll find. He stole about $2,300 worth of car audio equipment from a girls car and a few hours later, brought it to a car audio equipment store to get it installed to his car. The problem? The guy he brought it to, Eric Ford, was the boyfriend of the girl Trang…
As much as we've evolved as a species, why does it so often feel like we haven't taken petty criminals along for the ride? Case in unfortunate point: this gentleman, whose plan to rob a convenience store was wholly undone by his inability to put on a mask while a surveillance camera stared and stared and laughed and…
Watch this cunning scoundrel using his feet to move that bag until it's near enough to steal the laptop inside. Also, notice the sucker not paying attention. Next time you're in a public place, don't be that sucker: Watch your stuff.
A 25-year old guy broke into a woman's house in New Jersey, and rather than getting the goods and getting out of there, he took a mid-robbery porn break on her computer in the living room.
If you're going to get your laptop stolen by anyone, better hope it's by this Swede, who copied the laptop's data onto a USB stick and sent it to his victim in the post a week later.
These well-dressed folks are the Myers Family and they've got a Canon G7 camera with quite possibly the best timing in the world. Why? Well, just take a closer look at what's going on in the background of this photo:
Shoe designer Sayaka Fukuda was mugged by two men who made off with her purse and iPhone. After reporting it to police, she noticed a strange email in her outbox. Guess what happened next?
How do you know your brand is in trouble? When people are embarrassed to even steal a Zune. Oh, Microsoft. I'm so sorry. [CollegeHumor]
In appears that 21 year old James Milsom is in the running for both the dumbest and unluckiest criminial in the UK after being busted for the third time in four months for stealing sat navs from undercover police cars. As you can see, the CCTV system in the vehicle did a pretty good job of capturing the subject-so he…
And now, a Giz PSA: The iPhone 3G might have dealt a pretty solid blow to the value of a vanilla iPhone, but when you see an offer on Craigslist for a case of 10 iPhones for $2,000 with a meetup in an isolated part of a shady neighborhood, it might not be legit!
A mugger who stole jewelry from a teenager on a tram has dropped himself right in it, after he clocked himself in the on-board security cameras. The victim, a 16-year-old boy, was traveling with two friends on a tram in Bromley, a South London suburb, when he was approached by another kid who, after admiring the…
What's the first thing you would do if you stole an Xbox 360 but forgot to grab the power supply? If you answered "call Microsoft tech support and give them my full contact information", you're probably in a jail in Wellington, New Zealand right now.
Here's a video of a lucky thief lifting a laptop from a computer store. We say lucky because the guy looks super conspicuous, wearing an oversized coat while store workers rock short sleeve t-shirts. He walks around like a spaz, pacing and fidgeting. And if that weren't enough to give the whole caper away, all of a…