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Contortionist Thief Hid in a Suitcase

Their plan was certainly creative. The thief, a skilled contortionist, would hide inside a suitcase. An accomplice would arrange for that suitcase to be placed inside the baggage compartment of a bus traveling from Girona to Barcelona, Spain. During the hour and a half-long ride, the thief would emerge from the suitcase and rifle through the belongings of the passengers. But they got caught:

A few days later on June 3, a bus driver noticed a passenger struggling with a heavy suitcase and called in the cops. Officers opened up the bag, which they said felt unusually warm. Inside was a sweaty man, nearly 6ft tall, equipped with a headlamp, a sharp tool and a cell phone.

“They’d done their homework,” the head of the bus company Jose Luis Martinez said. “They are very large baggage compartments, with very few obstacles, where he could move around easily,” he said.

Link via First Things | Image: El PeriĆ³dico

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June 11th, 2011

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Stranger to the World

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