Published on Today 5/10/2012
under Strange Stories
– by Gracie Murano
Tons of Beach Sand
Police in Jamaica were perplexing to hunt down a organisation of thieves, suspected of hidden hundreds of tons of silt from a beach on a northern seashore of a island. Hundreds of truckloads of silt went blank from Coral Spring beach though so distant no arrests have been done and detectives think a tourism attention competence be to blame, saying as it could supplement value to their businesses.
The reason a zone was being investigated is due to a high direct for silt in Jamaica for hotel resorts. Now a supervision is disturbed there competence have been a cover adult within a military force since there have, so far, been no arrests over a months. Prime Minister Bruce Golding was enormous down on a investigation, grouping debate tests on a coastal beaches to exam it opposite a stolen sand.
A 10-ton Steel Bridge
There’s a million-dollar opening in a Czech Republic’s tyrannise bill interjection to a thievery of a 10-ton overpass nearby a eastern city of Slavkov. The overpass thievery is being attributed to a “train gang” who reportedly arrived during Slavkov repository with fake paperwork claiming that a footbridge over a outworn railway lane had to come down.
Railway spokesman, Pavel Halla, claimed that a thieves pronounced they had been hired to explode a bridge, and to mislay a neglected railway lane to make approach for a new cycle route. “It was usually after they had left that checks were done and we satisfied we’d been had,” Halla said. “The cost of replacing a overpass will run into millions.”
The thieves afterwards distant a overpass and 650 feet of track, and presumably, are offered it for throw metal, that is a problem in a region.
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Front Lawn Garden
Denise Thompson had a pleasing front lawn, thick and green. It was where her 4 children and dual dogs played, and where she drank coffee on balmy mornings. Then someone stole it. They didn’t even leave a note. Thompson and her children went divided to revisit her father one morning. They returned to their Kilkenny area home. The family entered by a behind doorway and all seemed fine. Then Thompson non-stop a blinds on a vast design window in a front room. Oh my God, she thought, where is my grass?
She went outward to a swath of ugly, brownish-red mud that had transposed her lawn. She suspicion there competence be a note to explain an accident, like when someone dings your automobile in a mall parking lot. There were no clues. Thompson canvassed neighbors and several reported a white lorry and trailer parked during her house. No one suspicion it was suspicious. Just another landscaping job.
Thompson believes that a landscaping association messed adult a residence on a job.
A Condom Machine
Keith Bradford stole a condom appurtenance of a wall in a toilet of a pub. Numerous witnesses saw him walking divided with a appurtenance so military followed him home and recovered a machine, 48 condoms and 127 buliding (and no he won’t be winning a sneakiest rapist award.)
A 400-pound Bronze Elephant Statue
On Mar 2012, an elephant went blank in Texas and a disturbed owners are charity a $500 prerogative for a return. The Darnell family final saw Bon Bon Babar cumulative to a front porch of their home on West Avenue F in a city of Garland. He couldn’t have transient on his own, a family says, since he’s, well, a 400-pound bronze statue.
But nonetheless Bon Bon Babar isn’t your standard living, respirating pet, a Garlands are still repelled and sad that he’s been stolen — quite as he was a benefaction Beverly Darnell had given to her husband, Gene.
Apparently, a thievery happened in extended illumination while Beverly was home. The thieves were slick, withdrawal no snippet of tire marks or barrow marks — heading a family to trust that a thieves picked it adult and carried it to a new home. But a family isn’t looking for punish or to get anyone in trouble. They usually wish Bon Bon Babar behind in one piece, and are peaceful to compensate $500 for whoever brings him back.
A 350-lb Inflatable Gorilla
Missing from a Simi Valley, California, automobile dealership: an inflatable chimpanzee – that fundamentally brings adult a doubt of how a heck does one take a 350-pound inflatable monkey from a roof?
The chimpanzee was reported stolen from a roof of First Kia, 2081 First St. The chimpanzee is infrequently deflated when it’s windy, and a dealership’s employees insincere that’s what had happened until someone climbed onto a roof and detected it was missing. The dealership manager pronounced he has no idea since thieves targeted a gorilla, or how they done off with a roughly 350-pound inflatable primate. “It’s not something we can usually go adult on a roof and take it,” he said, adding that a chimpanzee was tethered down by cables. “It would take during slightest a few people to lift it.”
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A Live Shark
In 2008, a live shark was stolen from a strew in Hampshire. The marble shark – one half of a usually tact span in a UK – was taken from a garden in Farnborough over a weekend. The 2-ft prolonged womanlike dappled brownish-red shark was kept in an aquarium in a section strew in a garden. Owner Peter Newman, 68, detected a doorway of a strew open and all a lights on inside. He afterwards satisfied a shark was missing.
Mr. Newman’s wife, June, pronounced a fish, that creatively comes from Indonesia, was value around £2,500 and a span had recently bred 6 baby sharks. It’s unequivocally upsetting for us as a babies have mislaid their mother.
The integrate run an aquatics emporium from their home and fear that business who came to see a baby sharks could have been tempted to lapse to take a mother. Mrs. Newman pronounced a thief, or thieves, would have indispensable a ladder to get adult to a tank.
An Egg Hat (the world’s largest one)
Greg da Silva is on corner after carrying his universe record-breaking hat, that facilities 1,000 eggs, stolen while he was in Germany. Mr. Da Silva was pang from heatstroke while in a city of Halle when an egg snatcher done off with a hardboiled hat. After he recovered, Mr. Da Silva went to collect a shawl from a hospital, though he was left scrambled when he found it was missing. “It was unequivocally prohibited and wet and we unexpected felt weak,” explained Mr. Da Silva, who is from Benin in West Africa. ‘The subsequent thing we knew we was waking adult after a day in a coma though though my hat. we contingency get it behind since it is my whole approach of life, though we know Germans are unequivocally honest people and we am certain someone will palm it in.” Mr. Da Silva is formed in Cape Town, South Africa and has been behaving there for years.
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300 Manhole Covers
In Jul 1990, Los Angeles military pennyless a box of a Great Manhole Theft Caper when they arrested dual culprits who after confessed to hidden 300 manhole covers weighing as most as 300 lbs. each. The Manhole Men were offered a covers for 6 dollars any to scrap-material dealers. They could have done 30 times as most income by recycling a same weight in aluminium soothing splash cans. Two years later, manhole insanity strike Lillehammer, Norway, site of a 1994 Winter Olympics, after internal officials began stamping a covers with a Olympic logo. Three of a 140-lb covers were stolen, though one was returned after a burglar “sobered up.”
A Life-Size ET Model
A life-size indication of a famous film alien, ET, has been stolen from grandmother Margaret Wells’ residence in Cosham, nearby Portsmouth, UK. The licentiate was dumbfounded when her life-size reproduction of a visitor from Steven Spielberg’s 1982 pound hit, was stolen in a thievery during her home. Mrs. Wells, a grandmother of three, was unfortunate for a three-foot-high extraterrestrial, believed to be value £2,000, to phone home. The 76-year-old had perceived a supernatural from her daughter Louise, 42, who combined it over a duration of 3 months in a theatre make-up course.
UPDATE: A year after a theft, a Coast Guard perceived a trouble call about a physique speckled floating off a seashore of Old Portsmouth, Hants, and when they arrived they found that it was a quadruped from another planet! What they had indeed detected was a stolen ET replica.
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