As a female shopper exited a New York convenience store, a man grabbed
her purse and ran. The clerk called 911 immediately and the woman was
able to give them a detailed description of the snatcher. Within
minutes, the police had apprehended the snatcher. They put him in the
car and drove back to the store. The thief was then taken out of the
car and told to stand there for a positive ID. To which he replied
"Yes Officer, that's her. That's the lady I stole the purse from."
When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a motorhome parked on a
Seattle street, he got much more than he bargained for. Police arrived
at the scene to find an ill man curled up next to a motorhome near
spilled sewage. A police spokesman said that the man admitted to
trying to steal gasoline and plugged his hose into the motorhome's
sewage tank by mistake. The owner of the vehicle declined to press
charges, saying that it was the best laugh he'd ever had.
The Ann Arbor News crime column reported that a man walked into a
Burger King in Ypsilanti, Michigan at 5am, flashed a gun and demanded
cash. The clerk turned him down because he said he couldn't open the
cash register without a food order. When the man ordered onion rings,
the clerk said they weren't available for breakfast. The man,
frustrated, walked away.