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Friday, February 10, 2006

Who's the new dumbass?

All right, I'll admit it. It's been a while since we did a story here about a dumbass.

Fortunately, people never disappoint. In today's Chicago Tribune, they have a story about a burgular who broke into three separate homes in rural Wisconsin. Now, this guy, he coulda stolen whatever he wanted, but, let's face it, small homes in rural Wisconsin aren't exactly goldmines of wealth.

So what does he do? Makes himself at home, of course! In each of the homes, the burgular allegedly took the time to make coffee, cook and eat meals, take showers, pick out a change of clothes and watch television.

``He took clothes and meals,'' Sheriff Brian Rahn said. ``Whatever he was finding in those refrigerators, he was filling up on it.''

So, with that much activity at the crime scenes, all we have to do is gather some evidence, and we should be able to find this guy fast, right? Well, that may be a little advanced for this part of the country. Not a lot of DNA labs out here.

BUT! This is where the dumbass part comes in. Turns out our burgular checked his email in one of these homes, and, yes, you guessed it, forgot to log out when he was finished. Lori Menzel of the town of Kewaskum said the burglar left his Yahoo account open after checking his personal e-mail on the computer at her home.

``He never logged out,'' she said, adding: ``He made himself at home here. He spent some time in our bedroom trying on my husband's clothes. I could tell he went through some of my clothes.''

Something tells me that it's just a matter of time before this guy gets caught. What he will look like WHEN he is caught (or better still, when it is explained to him HOW he was caught) remains a mystery, however.


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