Thieves Try To Sell Woman’s Stuff Back To Her While She’s Waiting For The Cops To Arrive

There must be some great cosmic force that serves entirely to reunite people with their stolen belongings by way of an unwitting accomplice — the thief or thieves that did the stealing in the first place. One woman had the good fortune to run into her recently purloined belongings while waiting for the police to show up.

By “ran into,” I mean, two suspects walked up to her and tried to sell her back her own things.

ABC 7News in Denver reports that the woman came home recently with the feeling that something was wrong. Literally — she felt a breeze where there shouldn’t be one.

“I walked into the house and felt a cold breeze, and I looked into the kitchen and the kitchen window was broken,” the 24-year-old mother said.

She called the cops to report the burglary and told them she’d meet them in a McDonald’s parking lot nearby because staying at home felt unsafe. When she arrived, luck came to greet her almost immediately.

“I pulled into the McDonald’s parking lot and two guys approached my car and asked me if I wanted to buy a PS3, and I’m like, ‘Oh no, you know, I’m fine,'” she said.

Then, she realized another guy walking over to her car had a unique Washington Redskins jacket that was decidedly hers. Because oh, this was definitely her stuff they were trying to sell to her.

She played it cool and found two off-duty police officers at a gas station and explained the situation.

The officers arrested the suspects for investigation of burglary as well as recovering her PS3 and jacket. Her iPad, flat-screen TV and some cash are still at large, but she says she feels lucky no one was hurt. And lucky that the suspects decided to pick that particular parking lot to sell ill-gotten gains in. Allegedly.

*Also, because we don’t stick asterisks in headlines, that should be “alleged thieves.” 

Woman tells how accused burglars unknowingly tried to sell her stolen belongings back to her [7News]

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