Ex-Myanmar beauty queen accused of stealing crown

Aug 30, 2014

Ex-Myanmar beauty queen accused of stealing crown

A Myanmar beauty queen who was stripped of her title for allegedly being rude and dishonest has run off with the $100,000 jeweled crown, a South Korea-based pageant said Friday. Myanmar, which only recently emerged from a half century of military rule and self-imposed ...

Missing donation box recovered in Otsuchi, minus money

Aug 28, 2014

Missing donation box recovered in Otsuchi, minus money

Officials in the tsunami-hit town of Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture, which lost 40 town officials including the mayor in the March 2011 tsunami, said a donation box believed to have been stolen in mid-August had been found at a local beach and was returned to ...

Aug 14, 2014

Giant bronze statue to French WWI soldiers is stolen

A memorial to soldiers killed in World War I has been stolen from its pedestal in a French town. Veterans Minister Kader Arif said Wednesday that the theft of the monument in the northern town of Craonne in the Aisne region is an “insult ...

Aug 5, 2014

Fukui plant worker caught stealing copper tubing

A 39-year-old employee was arrested in Fukui Prefecture on Monday after being caught trying to steal copper tubing from a metalworking plant he worked at. Manabu Hirabayashi from the city of Echizen, Fukui Prefecture, was caught by police red-handed at the plant along with ...

Jul 25, 2014

Naked thieves nab 60 burgers from Florida eatery

Police have released surveillance video of a trio of naked thieves stealing 60 hamburgers from an eatery in southwest Florida. Police say the men — two entirely naked and one in his underwear — broke in early Sunday and left a trail of red ...

Surge in migrants spotlights Mexico's 'coyote' smugglers

Jul 22, 2014

Surge in migrants spotlights Mexico's 'coyote' smugglers

The man-in-the-know nursed a late-morning beer at a bar near the Suchiate River that separates Guatemala from Mexico, and answered a question about his human smuggling business with a question: “Do you think a coyote is going to say he’s a coyote?” Dressed as ...

Jul 3, 2014

Sisters caught trying to steal ¥76,000 worth of Hello Kitty goods

Two sisters in their 20s were arrested Thursday for attempting to steal Hello Kitty goods from a supermarket in Hiroshima Prefecture. About 700 items featuring Hello Kitty and other characters including Disney characters and another famous Japanese character, Anpanman, were later seized from the ...