Each week, Patch takes a peek at some of the more surprising, shocking, stunning and occasionally silly police-related incidents reported throughout New Jersey for "OMGs from NJ PDs."
Some of this week's reports:
No Good Deed: West Deptford police say a homeowner showed some kindness to a woman whose car had broken down—and paid for it. The woman allegedly learned, while getting help from the homeowner, that the homeowner would be away for a day—. Police say the woman took an iPad, jewelry and other goods, but was caught after the items were found at a nearby pawn shop. Sounds like whoever is in charge of cosmic karma's taken a day off.
OMG Tip For Drunk Drivers Looking to Stay Under Radar—Don't Go Around Throwing Ketchup At People: Actually, our first tip is "don't be a drunk driver." Really, that's probably the one that should be in bold. Don't be a drunk driver. Much better. .
We're Not Experts in Robbery Or Anything ... but we think the goal is to actually make off with the money. Yet when a vehicle used to rob a was found, without license plates, in Newark, . The robbers were nowhere to be found.
Sweet: , but still paid for one, police said. When police asked him why he didn't just pay for the rest, he said he didn't know, according to police. As they say, it's a juicy contradiction.
They Really Made Out: Our heart goes out to this guy. Police say a (drunk) Hoboken resident met four girls and invited them back to his apartment—. They allegedly took an iPod, an external hard drive, an iPhone charger, a loose change jar, a pair of silver cufflinks, a Timex watch, a bottle of cologne as well as house and mailbox keys from the apartment before saying there were off to get pizza, and never returning.
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