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Saturday, July 21, 2018

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It's something of a right of passage. Going through your parents' things looking for loose cash to steal is when an innocent young child turns into a petty thief. It's an assumption of responsibility. You know it's wrong, but you are prepared to assume the risk of punishment so you can buy junk food or video games or whatever kids need to steal money to buy.

Usually the target for these little raids is Dad's wallet, or Mom's purse, or maybe the dresser drawers in the bedroom, but the enterprising youngster from Missouri in today's story took his pilfering to a whole new level.

A homeowner called police last month to report an odd burglary. Everything in the house appeared normal, and it didn't look like anyone had broken in, except $20,000 in cash was gone from a large gun safe the man kept in the house.

An investigation revealed that someone had cut a 5-inch by 20-inch hole in the back of it.

According to the court documents, the only person who might have had knowledge about the cash in the safe was the homeowner's son.

When he was interviewed by police the boy's hands were shaking and he would not make eye contact with the detective, court documents say, but a search of his room turned up nothing.

It's when the detective searched the son's iPhone that some clues were discovered.

A video of the front of his father's gun safe was found in the deleted items folder, and someone had used the phone to visit two websites: "Safe-cracking made stupid easy" and "How to figure out the key pad lock combination," documents say.

The safe's owner allegedly told police his son has a drug problem and owes people thousands of dollars, but so far the son has not been criminally charged.


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*----- For Deposit Only-St. Martha Parish -----*

If what Jesus said in the book of Matthew is right, that "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God," and we have no evidence to show that it isn't, then this Michigan priest is sh!t out of luck. State police say they discovered $63,000 hidden above ceiling tiles in the home of the priest who is accused of embezzling millions. The search was conducted at the Rev. Jonathan Wehrle's luxury home in Williamston. Police say money was in $2,000 bundles secured with cash bands that said, "For Deposit Only-St. Martha Parish." Wehrle is charged with six counts of embezzling $100,000 or more from St. Martha Church in Okemos. He lived at a property worth more than $1 million.


*- I Did Not Know Tortilla Chips Could Do That -*

Firefighters in Texas said they responded twice in one week to fires caused by the spontaneous combustion of tortilla chips. The Austin Fire Department said that firefighters responded to a fire at a factory on Trade Center Drive and they arrived to find the fire had been caused by spontaneous combustion of tortilla chips. "The factory in question was trying out a new way to handle the waste from the chips that, suffice it to say, didn't work out so well," the department said. "The fire was confined to the exterior of the building and to multiple pallets of food waste, but large cardboard boxes of the same waste continued to ignite while we were on scene!" The department said firefighters returned three days later when surviving boxes of the same food waste burst into flames. The department said the fires did not cause serious damage to the building since the food waste was being stored outside.

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LEWIS; The good although dubious side of this is that karma happened to the cheating wife and her lover. Still this must be most traumatic for the husband who found his wife and her lover dead of CO poisoning. Bizarre indeed. -R.S.

About the two lovers. they would have probably survived if they hadn't been so "exhausted".

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