22 October 2010

TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (292)... The Sequel!

This week's bonus joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of The Hillsboro Argus (via my mother!) (from Tuesday, October 19; link good at time of posting):
An erstwhile gold digger is in Washington County Jail after he was discovered trying to tunnel into the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals Oct. 14....

This camouflage outfit did not fool a police dog when the burglar wore it trying to hide outside the Rice Museum of Rocks and Minerals.

Museum Caretaker Linda Kepford said the attempted break-in was pretty much a non-event for staff, with no damages and nothing taken. Alarms set up by suspicious police the previous night to catch 36-year-old Gregory Liascos worked perfectly, summoning Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies to the scene at 5 a.m.

But the media couldn’t ignore that suit.

Just minutes after the alarms, Beaverton police dog Barak... helped the deputies sniff out the Portland man lying on the ground near the museum. That’s right, lying on the ground, wearing a green, leafy full-body camouflage suit designed to help soldiers and hunters to hide in plain sight.

At first, the dog’s handler puzzled over why the animal was so interested in a piece of ground about a half a mile away from the building, but realized Liascos was hiding at his feet when the dog bit the ground and it cried out in pain.
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