Sex dooms burglar couple’s outing

The worst-laid plans often go awry.

Pepper spray, a bad way to end a date, criminal outing ... or both.

Pepper spray, a bad way to end a date, criminal outing ... or both.

Such was the case in Hillsboro, Missouri, where a burglary duo’s purloinment of power tools and DVDs was interrupted by carnal passion.

The female cat burglar must not have appreciated the amorous advances — she elected to pepper spray her cohort and flee in the homeowner’s car, according to an article by NBC affiliate KSDK.

Two miles down the road she ran the car into a pond.

The man was caught running down the road wearing nothing but a raincoat and lugging a bag of stolen goods.

It makes you wonder what kind of DVDs they found hidden in the garage.

Jefferson County police did not respond to emails and phone calls.

Sadly, there are no booking mugs online.

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Lynne Krop

July 7th, 2011
2:13 pm

The word, “purloin” is a real word. The word used, “purloinment” is not a word recognized by any dictionary I use; therefore, “purloinment” is not a real word. To purloin is to remove something without permission and/or with ill intent. Having said that …

… the article was fun to read and the word, “purloinment” did not distract me from the true meaning of the article, which was, criminals are stupid.

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Lynne Krop

July 7th, 2011
2:21 pm

As a matter of clarification; I did see all the mistakes in the article, including the one regarding the man wearing the raincoat and bag of tools; however, it is obvious that this particular blogger/reporter does not have an editor or his mistakes would have been found and probably omitted. Writers write and editors edit. A writer is a lousy editor and so an editor is generally a lousy writer. I am certain someone will find fault with my context or syntax.

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Lillian

July 7th, 2011
4:13 pm

The anti-intellectualism in this country knows no bounds.

Robert

July 11th, 2011
10:35 pm

“Purloinment” was a word before any of you semi-literate morons were even born. If you do not enjoy reading, go do something else. But quit spreading misinformation on blogs, the public is already stupid enough.

Robert

July 11th, 2011
10:42 pm

Lynne Krop

July 7th, 2011
2:21 pm

As a matter of clarification; I did see all the mistakes in the article, including the one regarding the man wearing the raincoat and bag of tools; however, it is obvious that this particular blogger/reporter does not have an editor or his mistakes would have been found and probably omitted. Writers write and editors edit. A writer is a lousy editor and so an editor is generally a lousy writer. I am certain someone will find fault with my context or syntax.

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Yes, Lynn, you incorrectly used a semi-colon to separate a dependent clause instead of an independent clause.

Webster Is My Friend

July 12th, 2011
10:08 am

pur·loin : Steal (something)