Botched break-ins may seem more like a comedy sketch or a movie plotline than real life, but lucky for us—inept Burglars do exist, and their mistakes are forehead slap-worthy. Some people should not quit their day jobs or rather—should get day jobs. The following amateur burglars should not commit their lives to crime:
- On January 6th, one man in Alaska was caught on security footage carrying items from two businesses to his car. The suspected burglar decided to move his car closer to the entrances of the businesses, and upon doing so, accidentally locked his keys inside his vehicle. A cab arrived to assist him with getting back into his vehicle, and through the cab company, the police were able to identify the man as 27-year-old Joseph Michael Barria.
- In California, Caulin Ross, 32, was arrested after entering a woman’s home, eating her ice cream, and falling asleep in her bed, naked. The woman had been sleeping on her couch when the burglar shattered a window to enter her home. Since the break-in, the woman has set up a better alarm system.
- A frightened intruder in Portland, Oregon, called 911 when the homeowners of the home he broke into returned. Timothy James Chapek was taking a shower when the homeowner and her daughter returned. Chapek locked the bathroom door and dialed 911, saying “I just broke into a house, and the owners came home… I think they have guns.” It is unclear whether Chapek was intoxicated or suffers mental health issues. Either way, he did not attempt to steal anything more than a shower.
While the above burglars may have made huge judgment errors, not all burglars are so inept. Burglars who have been in the “business” for years know how to steal without being caught.
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