Burglar pretending to own owner asks locksmith to make new keys, arrested
A woman claimed she owned a house in Southern California so a locksmith would make her new keys. Then the police locked her up. Officers arrested a 43-year-old woman on Thursday night on suspicion of burglary in Coronado, a resort town across the bay from San Diego. The brazen burglary was thwarted when the real owner called Coronado police and said his neighbor noticed suspicious activity in the house. The owner was out of town, but the neighbor saw the lights in the house go on and off. The officers arrived and the neighbor – a relative of the owner – gave them a spare key. But it didn’t fit the lock on the front door, and metal shavings and pieces of an old lock were on the floor nearby.
Here is the Facebook post from the Coronado Police Department:
As police walked through the house, they saw back doors open and a burning fireplace as music played inside. After calling a helicopter and a K-9 unit, officers saw someone moving to the second floor in what was supposed to be an empty house with only one spare key.
In an amusing, unrelated case in southern Japan, a man was arrested for stealing 700 pieces of women’s underwear from a laundromat. At first, Tetsuo Urata, 56, was accused of stealing six pairs of underwear from the coin machine late on the night of August 24 by a 21-year-old student in Beppu, reports Abema TV. Shortly after the report was filed with the police, Urata’s residence was inspected and allegedly discovered 730 pieces of women’s underwear hidden in her apartment. Local police have confiscated the items and are continuing the investigation.
The spokesperson for the Beppu Town Police Department told AbemaTV that they had not confiscated so many panties in years. Urata is now in custody after admitting to stealing the underwear.
(With AP inputs)
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