5 Burglars Who Are So Super-Nice You'll Want to Invite Them Over for Tea

Say What!? 8

cleaning suppliesHey, desperate times call for desperate measures, right? All kinds of people -- good people -- are being forced to lead lives of crime these days, which must be why suddenly we're hearing more stories than ever about nice burglars. Robbers with hearts of gold. There truly is honor among these thieves, or at least remorse. And so I hope that none of the following compassionate crooks were punished too severely for their crimes. Personally, I don't think I would even press charges.

Check out their crazy stories and you'll see what I mean:

A Clean Sweep:

An Ohio woman was nicknamed "the cleaning fairy" for breaking into people's homes to take out the trash, wash dishes and vacuum the carpets, leaving nothing behind but a bill for $75. (Which really isn't a bad deal.) If only I lived in Ohio!

All Apologies:

Turns out a guilt complex can be quite the roadblock to success for thieving types. Just ask the Ontario burglar who stole a bunch of expensive things (like an Xbox and a digital camera) from some random family's home -- and then returned it all with an apology note and $50 to pay for damage to the window.

Deck the Halls:

Hey, bath salts get a bad rap for making people eat other people's faces and all that, but what about the dude in Ohio who broke into a house and decorated it for Christmas while allegedly high on the drug? Another Festivus miracle!

Good Samaritan:

Probably my favorite burglar ever, a man who stole two cell phones and a wallet out of a parked car was so disgusted when he found child porn images on one of the phones that he turned himself in so he could help authorities investigate the pervert (and they caught him, too!).

Mother's Helper:

Just because a person is a car thief doesn't mean he's a kidnapper, sheesh! Which is why a homeless man who drove off in a car left idling (by a woman and her boyfriend who were fishing off a nearby pier) made an abrupt u-turn when he noticed the woman's 2-year-old son in the backseat. Not only did he bring the car back, he gave the mom a lecture on leaving her son unattended!

So, what you do think?

Would you press charges against any of these burglars?


Image via Wayne Wilkinson/Flickr



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nonmember avatar flood1971

My sisters weekend home was robbed. Antique furniture. The thieves carefully removed all the old china, left it sitting organized on towels on the floor. They loaded everything carefully, did minor damage to the doors- they brought extra padlocks to lock up AFTER- and left cash for new locks with a note of apology. Very kindly. They made of w 100 grand in fine furniture but they were polite. We were all angry about the break-in, but other than that their manners were outstanding!


Can the clean sweeper come to L.A.?Festivus!I nearly spewed my coffee!

the4m... the4mutts

yeah, I find it funny to read about, but if it happened in my home, I would press charges. I don't take kindly to intruders. If someone ever broke in to my house, they'd get an ass full of bird shot from my shotgun, plus thrown in jail.

Except the car thief, the parents needed to be charged in that case.

lalab... lalaboosh

I love that the car theif lectured the mom!

Saphi... SaphiraJFire

My fav is the car thief who lectured the stupid mom! omg!

nonmember avatar Larona

Much of this seems the work of desperate people. The "victims" could report the case to the police but volunteer to help the thieves rather than charge them!

June Pennza Vanatta

these intruders can come to my house anytime!! awesome! and great article!

Megan... MeganJune03

I wish the people that broke into my home (1 year ago this past Saturday) would of been that nice.  They took a laptop that we used strictly for photos and editing and a video camera with a video in the camera and tapes in the bag.  Both of those items had the last photos and videos taken of my father in law just 2 months before he passed away in 2009.  I pray and hope everyday that they would at least bring back my pictures and home movies.  It was such a violation. We don't have a clue as to who could of done it.  Just a senseless and heartless deed.

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