Blotter Three Pack: Holiday Crime Spirit
Hoboken Police Blotter Report: 12/14/2010
When poverty stricken, the Christmas Spirit turns to crime
At approximately 9:15am on Monday, while opening the Tree Barn, it became apparent that someone had entered the premises and attempted to pry open the on-site ATM unit.
This alleged actor was nowhere to be found, but had abandoned a pick axe on site near the ATM.
Times are tough these days – and money is money – even if getting some means breaking into a church on Sunday night to disrupt the peaceful operation of a Christmas tree and decoration business.
Maybe it’s time to revise that old saying? “He who has not Christmas in his heart
will never find it under a tree may find it in an ATM.”
GPS units once again popular for 2010 Holiday Season
These incidents, taking place at a number of locations around Hoboken, would up in a net loss of three GPS units, an Apple iPod Touch, a set of golf clubs, and of course broken handles and car locks. One unlucky lady found that her father’s vehicle was vandalized (and GPS stolen) while parked at the Shop Rite parking lot, while she (ahem) “shopped” for 3.5 hours on Monday night. Looks like that “free” parking isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be, though.
Merry Christmas to all new GPS owners – come back again soon!
New marketing slogan aimed at would-be thieves: “Visit Hoboken, we keep a selection of high-end electronics on display for your window-shopping pleasure!”
Another Psycho Ex Girlfriend Incident
A few weeks ago, Hoboken411 reported about an incident where an ex-girlfriend entered a man’s apartment with an old set of keys (while he was with another female), an proceeded to bite him.
More recently, an ex-girlfriend who apparently did not have a key, instead hurled a brick through the unlucky man’s first floor window near 2nd and Garden Streets. Not sure what drama may have preceded this incident – but because the female actor violated a Final Restraining Order and was subsequently charged with Domestic Violence Criminal Mischief, things are likely to grow more complicated on her end.
Moral: If you have a crazy ex, always change your locks and live above the ground floor.
Business Idea: Hey Real Estate Agents – you might want to add “specializing in finding the best anti-crazy ex-girlfriend apartments in town” to your list of services!