Thursday, August 13, 2009

When Yard Sales Go Bad

This story belongs in the really stupid criminal file...

Today I read a story in the newspaper about a woman who spotted her stolen items for sale at her neighbor's yard sale. Apparently, the woman's home had been unoccupied for several months while she stayed with her daughter. She discovered last week her house had been burglarized. She recognized an array of her possesions at the yard sale including Christmas decorations, an Oriental rug and Beanie Babies. When she confronted the man peddling her stolen goods he admitted the merchandise was hers but claimed that he had purchased them from a man for $100 out of his pick up truck. The police were summoned and the items were returned to the woman.
So let this be a lesson to all you would be burglars out there. If you plan to sell stolen items, don't do so in the same neighborhood they were stolen from! The thief was arrested and charged with burglary. He was released on $80,000 bail. You would have to sell alot of Beanie Babies for this crime to have been worth it.
Love, Kelly


  1. When would be a good time to sell my collection of Beanie Babies?

  2. Sadly, selling Beanie Babies is not as lucrative as we were all promised. You will have to come up with a new way to put your children through college.