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(UPI)   News: Burglar breaks into home, finds someone there. Fark: A hanging body from a suicide   (upi.com) divider line 27
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2013-06-20 03:34:26 AM  
The 26-year-old burglar phoned police after stumbling into the body early Wednesday. Neighbors who heard the screaming also called, apparently thinking there was a domestic disturbance (or a teen-aged girl who had seen a spider).

FTFM
 
2013-06-20 03:59:05 AM  
Reminds me of  God is an Iron, by Spider Robinson, 1977.

http://deathwish.net/arch/godisaniron.htm

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http://deathwish.net/arch/godisaniron.htm
 
2013-06-20 08:54:05 AM  
Sounds like the opening to an episode of Castle.
 
2013-06-20 09:39:59 AM  
'Hey, free stuff!'
 
2013-06-20 09:42:47 AM  
A nice long drop hanging is about the best way to kill yourself. If you do ot right it shoukd sever your brain stem where you are gone before you even know you hit the bottom of he rope.
 
2013-06-20 09:53:42 AM  
Victimless crime!
 
2013-06-20 10:26:31 AM  
Because it's so much less scary to find a live person in the house that you're burgling.
 
2013-06-20 10:33:00 AM  
I don't think you can technically steal from a dead person....
 
2013-06-20 10:38:30 AM  
Was he looking for the Holy Grail?
 
2013-06-20 10:40:44 AM  
that burglar sounds like an okay guy. sorry he had to see that, but that's what you get when you creep up in someone's crib. good for him for not just taking stuff and leaving, but maybe he just thought they'd pin a murder on him too. nice of the cops to turn him loose.
 
2013-06-20 10:48:51 AM  
Based on what the story says, the burglar sounds like a habitual criminal.  In which case it is hard to understand why they wouldn't charge him with breaking and entering.
 
2013-06-20 10:56:21 AM  
If the corpse had had a gun, this never would have happened.

/amidoinitrite?
 
2013-06-20 11:01:41 AM  

JuggleGeek: Based on what the story says, the burglar sounds like a habitual criminal.  In which case it is hard to understand why they wouldn't charge him with breaking and entering.


I think they figured he'd been punished enough. Plus, he aborted his burglary and alerted emergency services. That's something you want to reinforce.
 
2013-06-20 11:13:10 AM  
he only called the police to cover his tracks. what really happened was he broke into the house, made the homeowner hang himself, took the million dollars the homeowner had in his 'secret' stash, hid it in a new 'secret' stash, then called police. THEYLL NEVER KNOW.
 
2013-06-20 11:53:10 AM  
I've seen this on Law & Order. The "celebrity bystander" did it.
 
2013-06-20 12:12:26 PM  

phlegmmo: The 26-year-old burglar phoned police after stumbling into the body early Wednesday. Neighbors who heard the screaming also called, apparently thinking there was a domestic disturbance (or a teen-aged girl who had seen a spider).

FTFM


Good thing they decided not to charge him. Would not do well in prison.
 
2013-06-20 12:20:27 PM  
ransack.:
nice of the cops to turn him loose.

JuggleGeek:
Based on what the story says, the burglar sounds like a habitual criminal.  In which case it is hard to understand why they wouldn't charge him with breaking and entering.

Habitual criminal, jail is unlikely to rehabilitate him anyway.  And they want to encourage lesser criminals to report major crimes or bad situations without being punished themselves.  This is an example of why.
 
2013-06-20 12:24:53 PM  
That's a waste of a perfectly good white boy.....
 
2013-06-20 12:26:17 PM  

No Such Agency: ransack.:
nice of the cops to turn him loose.

JuggleGeek:
Based on what the story says, the burglar sounds like a habitual criminal.  In which case it is hard to understand why they wouldn't charge him with breaking and entering.

Habitual criminal, jail is unlikely to rehabilitate him anyway.  And they want to encourage lesser criminals to report major crimes or bad situations without being punished themselves.  This is an example of why.


For what it's worth, I wasn't being sarcastic. I think it was good of the cops to let him go to reinforce this kind of behavior. It was the right thing for this situation.
 
2013-06-20 12:32:34 PM  

ransack.: For what it's worth, I wasn't being sarcastic.


I figured not.  And for what it's worth I hope they're right and this experience maybe helps this guy reconsider his life of crime.  But sadly it probably won't, especially if he does it to buy drugs :(
 
2013-06-20 02:09:17 PM  

jpo2269: That's a waste of a perfectly good white boy.....


Awesome.

/gonna go home and re-read "How To Pick-Up Sleazy Women"
 
2013-06-20 02:27:22 PM  

JuggleGeek: Based on what the story says, the burglar sounds like a habitual criminal.  In which case it is hard to understand why they wouldn't charge him with breaking and entering.


... disturbing a corpse, intruding upon a mausoleum, damaging someone's estate, disturbing the peace, improper disposal of bodily fluids in his pants...
 
2013-06-20 04:01:04 PM  

No Such Agency: Habitual criminal, jail is unlikely to rehabilitate him anyway.


As a habitual criminal, jail is extremely unlikely to rehabilitate him.   However, it's very effective at keeping criminals from breaking into other peoples houses and taking their stuff.  I don't give a crap about him being rehabilitated, I expect he's just a hopeless thug.  But I don't want him out on the streets committing crimes.
 
2013-06-20 04:57:26 PM  
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There is no Heaven.  No Hell.  Good people live lives of hardship and die in pain, while bad people live lives of comfort and joy, and die warm, wealthy, comfortable and regretting nothing.

How you deal with this is up to you.
 
2013-06-20 06:07:35 PM  
This needs the WTF tag.
 
2013-06-20 06:21:30 PM  

RoyBatty: Reminds me of  God is an Iron, by Spider Robinson, 1977.


Heh. Haven't read that one before. Thanks for that.
 
2013-06-20 07:15:02 PM  

phlegmmo: The 26-year-old burglar phoned police after stumbling into the body early Wednesday. Neighbors who heard the screaming also called, apparently thinking there was a domestic disturbance (or a teen-aged girl grown man who had seen a spider).

FTFM


FYFM
 
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