Crooks Brave Poisonous Fumigation Gas To Try And Steal Jewelry
What kind of crook enters a house full of poison gas to try and steal things to sell at a flea market?
Two Florida men are in prison for doing just that.
According to BrowardPalmBeach.com, a man was having his home fumigated for a termite infestation. (You know, the kind of fumigation where they cover your house in what looks like a circus tent and fill it with poisonous gas.) He couldn’t sleep so he decided to check a smart phone surveillance system he had installed in the house. He logged in and saw two men holding t-shirts over their mouths going through his stuff.
He called police, who went to the house full of deadly gases to investigate but couldn’t go inside because it was a house full of deadly gases. They called the exterminator to come and ventilate the house so they could get inside. They had no way of knowing that the burglars had already escaped.
However, someone tipped off police that the men were heading to a swap shop across town to sell the jewelry they had taken. Police caught up with the 17 and 20-year-old men and charged them with burglary.
You’d think signs that say, “Danger!” “Do not enter!” and “Poison!” would be a pretty effective theft deterrent.
But there is apparently no lack of stupidity in the world of petty crime.
Picture by Wallula Junction, Flickr.