Criminals don't always get what they bargain for. Here we present a collection of tales regarding thieves who found their stolen loot wasn't quite what they expected it to be.
Thief steals shopping bag containing dead cat.*
Clever people enticed thieves into "stealing" their trash during garbage strikes by gift-wrapping it.
Thieves make off with a suitcase, only to find it contains a wildcat.*
Officer worker raiding lunchroom refrigerator inadvertently steals lactating mom's breast milk.*
Would-be gasoline thief gets a mouthful he'll never forget when he siphons the wrong tank on an RV.*
Auto thieves inadvertently steal body of dead grandmother along with family's car.*
Burglars mistake cremains for cocaine.*
Canadian cops stop malfunctioning car, American occupants assume "about to be frisked" position.
Mistaken belief that car radios in Fords contain chips that pick up satellite TV spurs car vandals.
Mafia neighbor helps crime victims by effecting return of stolen goods.