Sunday, August 16, 2009

Woman Finds Her Stolen Property at Neighbor's Yard Sale

Imagine coming home from vacation and finding your house has been robbed. You walk down the road to your neighbor — who happens to be wearing your favorite t-shirt — and you ask if he saw anything. That's when you realize he's having a yard sale — with all your stolen property! That's exactly what happened to a woman in Severn, Maryland.
The theft victim called police and told them that she recognized her Oriental rug, and a dresser — not to mention the t-shirt the man wearing selling her possessions.
Police responded soon after and arrested the man at the scene. The neighbor, 46 year-old David Perticone, was charged with three counts of burglary and felony theft. Police say this was no petty crime. "It was estimated the property stolen was around $25,000. Items as large as kitchen appliances and televisions," Justin Mulcahy, spokesman for the Anne Arundel County Police Department, told reporters. Perticone said in an interview that he wasn't thinking clearly because he had been taking drugs daily with a friend until recently, when he quit. He was convicted of drug possession in June, according to court records reviewed by the station.

For all you first timers


Collection Agency Sends Four Letters To Collect A $.04 Debt

Pete received a bill in the mail that has him slightly offended and amused. A health care provider has sent his balance to collections after a payment arrived late a few years ago. They will clearly be hurting if he doesn't pay his overdue balance of ....four cents.
Yesterday I got a collections notice in the mail from a collections group on behalf of my health provider – it took several calls to determine this was based off a debt from 2004 where a payment was late, but paid after notice – they didn't alert me to the exact amount – leaving a few cents on the bill.
After calling the collections company about this – they laughed and said to treat this, and the next three notices with the same information as a Origami trainer and ignore it.
This came in a regular envelope, which suggests a 40 cent mailing cost + paper + envelope X 4 notices – many more times than the debt itself! Add to that the suggestion that I may be able to get the debt reduced to 50% If I respond in time!
Reduced to half, really? Are you sure you don't want to take them up on this offer?
Automated letters save a lot of work, but result in some ridiculous situations.

Pigeons Have Talent

Three pigeons help each other cool off on a hot day - by pressing down the tap on a water fountain.
Passers-by watched in amazement as they took turns to sit on the lever while the other two supped in Brisbane, Australia.
An onlooker said: "They were clearly birds of a feather."

Bird Fishes Like A Human

This video has stunned people around the world as
this bird acts just like a human to catch fish.

Dead bird prank in roommates cereal box

Putting a decaying bird in your roommates cereal box and taping it when he prepares breakfast makes one hellavu prank.