Deep Freeze and Santa’s Sleigh
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This edition of Stolen from the Headlines covers a guy who had a snack attack, a man who needed a little help getting out of town, a not-quite-ready-for-prime-time bank robber, and a guy with furniture moving on his mind.

Straight from the Freezer
Originally reported by United Press International

A burglar caught eating cookie dough from a woman’s freezer told police he thought he was at his aunt’s house.

Wichita police Lt. James Espinoza said the 52-year-old resident came out of her bedroom to investigate a noise about 3:30 a.m. and found the 28-year-old suspect eating the cookie dough from her freezer.

Espinoza said the suspect, who entered the home through an unlocked back door, told officers that he thought the home belonged to his aunt, and he was looking for a snack.

The man, whose name was not released, was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary.

Maybe the “aunt” needs to rethink her unlocked back door policy.

Santa Gets Taken for a Ride
Originally reported by United Press International

Witnesses said there were “a lot of tears” from kids when Santa left a Welsh parade in the back of a police van, but police said St. Nick just needed a ride.

A South Wales Police spokesman said the police van had seemed like the safest way to transport Santa at the end of the event. “Santa obviously has a busy month ahead,” the spokesman said. “So when he asked if we could provide transport at the end of his sleigh ride through Aberdare town center to help him get back to the North Pole, we were happy to oblige.”

A spokesman for Rhondda Cynon Taf Council also defended Santa’s mode of transport. “We are grateful to South Wales Police for assisting Father Christmas during his departure from Aberdare town center after an amazing Christmas event, which was enjoyed by thousands of people.”

Truly “an amazing Christmas event”—can’t wait for the Hallmark movie.

No Money Here
Originally reported by Guy Sports.Com

An apparently drunk man in Mainz, Germany, was arrested after he attempted to hold up a bank armed with a water pistol and a potato peeler. Police say that the man, identified as 52-year-old Walter Schoegl, had a stocking over his head and was waving the potato peeler as he demanded cash. He left with nothing after the bank teller told him that they had run out of money.

When he was arrested some five minutes later, he was still wearing the stocking on his head.

The usual water pistol/potato peeler robbery.

No Swapping Done Here
Originally reported by My Way.Com

A Washington State man allegedly swapped furniture with his neighbors while they were away.

The News Tribune reports that the Lakewood man and a friend who is accused of helping him pleaded not guilty to charges of residential burglary. Court papers say that a couple returned home to their apartment to find their love seat, matching chair, and other belongings gone. A recliner and TV stand were left in their place. Information on a traffic ticket and pizza receipt pointed to the neighbor.

The man told police he thought the couple had moved and abandoned their furniture. Police say he told them that he was drunk when he decided to switch furniture, calling his buddy for help.

“Moved and abandoned their furniture”? Nice try!

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