22 September 2006

TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (82)

This week's joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of Reuters (from Tuesday, September 19; link good at time of posting):
An Italian thief accidentally turned himself in after losing his cellular phone while robbing an elderly lady, calling his own number to meet the finder -- and unwittingly arranging a date with police.

The 77-year-old victim handed over the phone that the bag snatcher had dropped to police, who lured the thief to a meeting where he was arrested, news agency Agi reported Monday.

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By the time police were waiting for him at the meeting point, the 35-year-old had already robbed another old lady and was riding a stolen scooter, Agi said.
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