Want that new pair of sneakers but don’t feel like paying full price? If you’re on good terms with Sean Harrington from Louisville, Ky., you might just be in luck. The 36-year-old not only made a business for himself by shoplifting merchandise like shoes and then reselling them on the street, he took it a step further into the real world of entrepreneurship by getting exactly what his customers wanted.

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Criminals seem to be getting sloppier and sloppier every day. In the past, police would have to conduct in-depth investigations after home break-ins, and usually still had trouble locating the right criminal to get items returned. But now, it seems that the criminals are not only getting sloppy, but are actively working against themselves in the hopes of getting arrested.

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Sunday night the world, and America in particular, rejoiced at the death of Osama Bin Laden, founder and figurehead of the jihadist organization al-Qaeda. While it’s a bit bittersweet and seemingly insensitive to celebrate the death of a human being, it marks a major milestone in America’s War on Terror.

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Being a thief isn’t the best career choice you can go with. Not only is it dangerous for the fact that you can and probably will get hurt when someone catches you trying to steal their stuff, but there’s always the risk of police catching you in the act. Even if you are a competent thief and manage to flee the scene after a successful steal, you still have to worry about being caught with the goods or selling them to someone who might be an undercover officer, or the original owner.

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This is starting to become a pretty common trend among our “fail” arrests. Another man had contacted the police thinking prostitution was legal and ended up paying for it. In the last case a man called to complain to police officers about a prostitute’s poor service, but in this case it seems that the man simply wanted police to provide him with a prostitute. Maybe he was simply confused about what the tern “police’ escort” really meant.

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Installing hidden security cameras in your home can be a bulwark against any number of hazardous domestic situations, especially if you leave your home unattended or your children with relative strangers. Thankfully, for this Laurel Hill, N.Y. mother, she had nanny cameras installed and was able to catch her babysitter in a negligent act before she got a chance to really hurt the child she was supposed to be watching over.

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During winter it’s pretty common that people either forget their snow shovels outside or just figure that no one will bother to steal them. In the case of David Welles of Chicago, one of his neighbors not only decided to steal his shovel from the front yard, but also let her dog leave a not-so-nice present in the front yard, adding insult to injury.
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We’ve all received junk text messages from our service providers telling us about an update or a service change, or spam from a phone number we’ve never seen before. It’s typically just a minor annoyance that leaves us wondering how they got our number in the first place. But unlike the rest of the junk texts, this is a story about the first and (likely) only time that a random spam message brought some good to the world.

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