Entries Tagged as 'stealing'
December 19th, 2014 · 9 Comments
Our submitter in Townsville, Australia says that Christmas decorating season is in full swing along Australia’s Gold Coast. Unfortunately, all those strings of lights have set off a string of front-yard vandalism as well. And in Townsville, people take their Christmas lights seriously.
In the spirit of the season, one disgruntled resident has added this sign to his decor. “I’m not sure how the choice profanity will go down with hundreds of cars full of children passing by every night,” she writes. (Please note that our submitter has pre-censored the profanity from the photo, in deference to our readers’ delicate sensibilities.)
Meanwhile, in Michigan, I think this local news headline says it all:
Beheaded Mickey Mouse Christmas decoration leaves Davison resident upset, children scared
Well, in any case, it says considerably more than the accompanying photo of this terrifying scene:
My favorite quote from the article:
“She was able to sew Mickey back together and use some Gorilla tape to patch up the gingerbread man, but some of her children’s innocence has been lost.”
related: Decor-nappings of Christmases past
extra credit: “Queenslander risks death for killer Christmas light display” [abc news brisbane]
Tags: Australia · Christmas · holiday spirit · stealing · the F word · Won't somebody think of the children?
September 26th, 2014 · 25 Comments
Out submitter in Chicago notes that, remarkably enough, within a day or so of this note being posted (or rather, secured with packing tape to the floor), the oh-so-pretty doormat magically reappeared!
(I’d like to imagine that this was the stolen doormat in question.)
related: Wrath mat
extra credit: How to keep a doormat from being stolen [metafilter.com]
Tags: Chicago · neighbors · stealing
September 18th, 2014 · 43 Comments
Emma in Canada spotted this very un-Canadian note today in her neighborhood.
Meanwhile, Christa in North Carolina apparently takes her ripe tomatoes quite seriously, too.
related: Attack of the tomato killers!
Tags: flowers, trees, houseplants & gardens · stealing · xoxo
Michael in Las Vegas went to pick up his mail today and spotted this cocky little note:
related: Your ultra charmin’ neighbor
Tags: Las Vegas · neighbors · stealing
Isaac prefaces this by saying, “I feel bad for the person who posted this screed. I really do.”
But — and isn’t there always a but? — he adds: “The university library here has a HUGE laptop and gadget-theft problem, and there are signs everywhere warning people not to leave their stuff unattended. This guy left a $2000+ shiny Apple laptop just sitting on a table, with all of his super-sentimental irreplaceable pictures on it, and just walked away. And then expected nothing to happen. Really?”
related: Which is a more despicable crime?
Tags: college life · guilt trip · New Jersey · purple prose · stealing
Writes our submitter from Portland, Oregon: “People steal out of the fridge all the time, so I’m not sure why someone thought money would be safe taped to barbecue sauce.”
related: I hope you…
Tags: Christmas · holiday spirit · money · most popular notes of 2013 · office fridge · stealing
It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but as Rachel in Victoria, B.C. noticed, nativity scenes are already becoming crime scenes.
related: Baby Jesus is AWOL
Tags: British Columbia · Christmas · Jesus · most popular notes of 2013 · stealing · warning
Well, it’s that time of year again…time for heartless hooligans to smash pumpkins (and with them, the hearts of small, gourd-loving children).
David in California spotted this sign next to a small field of corn and pumpkins located next to a popular public jogging trail.
related: It’s hard out there for a pumpkin.
Tags: California · flowers, trees, houseplants & gardens · Halloween · stealing · Won't somebody think of the children?
September 25th, 2013 · 44 Comments
And was it one of the “special” towels? (The kind that keep you in indentured servitude for seven years before you’re allowed to marry?)
P.S. I’d like to dedicate this post to my brother Danny and his fiancée, Meg, who are getting married this weekend in Minneapolis!
related: Those were the special towels!
Tags: family · Ireland · stealing
September 16th, 2013 · 18 Comments
Those must be some darn big pockets you’ve got there, Elwood.
(Thanks to Jessi in Illinois for submitting!)
related: A Roadside Intervention
extra credit: “Men accused of stealing $65,000 in chicken wings” [cbsatlanta.com]
Tags: food · Illinois · money · most popular notes of 2013 · public shaming · small town living · stealing