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Posted: 9/9/2010 8:52:50 PM EDT
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/09/09/bacon_theft/

Bacon thief leaves rasher on door knob

Surrey police hunt ham burglar



Surrey police are hunting a burglar who broke into a house in Redhill, Surrey and swiped a packet of bacon - except for a single rasher left chillingly draped over the front door handle.

As well as clearing the family's fridge of their salty pork belly breakfast meat, in the early hours of September 4, the thief also swiped a phone from the hallway. The phone was later recovered, police said. Not so the bacon.

Police said the mystery breakfast raider did not cause any damage, though presumably the door handle needed a good wipe after he decorated it with the mysterious solitary rasher.

Surrey Police have issued a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to. He is described as white with short dark hair and a moustache. He was wearing dark trousers and a dark t-shirt with a white motif on the shoulder.

Detective Constable Julian Knowles said: "The victims are at a loss to understand why someone would break-in to their house and steal a packet of bacon and we are equally stumped as to who this potentially peckish suspect is."

In June, a 29-year-old in Dudley was convicted of stealing £100 worth of bacon from a butchers store room. In March, a 31-year-old homeless man was convicted of stealing £38 of bacon in Reading. Apparently the perp had hoped to fence the bacon for drug money. In 1988, a portrait of Francis Bacon by Lucian Freud was stolen from a British Council exhibition in Berlin. ®

Bootnote

A big splash of ketchup to Michael Gibson for bringing this porcine purloinery to our attention.

Link Posted: 9/9/2010 9:03:34 PM EDT
And I thought I loved bacon.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 9:05:23 PM EDT
Ask Mayor McCheese, he'll know where he is.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 9:51:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/9/2010 9:51:42 PM EDT by Skibane]
Police said the mystery breakfast raider did not cause any damage, though presumably the door handle needed a good wipe after he decorated it with the mysterious solitary rasher.


Story would have been MUCH more entertaining if the definition of a "rasher" was "dog poop", rather than "a strip of bacon"...
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 9:57:40 PM EDT
When thefts like this make it into the papers in the UK, there is usually some sort of beastiality associated with it.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 10:00:47 PM EDT
Apparently the perp had hoped to fence the bacon for drug money


Link Posted: 9/10/2010 2:36:21 AM EDT
What the fuck is a rasher???
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 2:41:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By myfakename:
What the fuck is a rasher???

A slice.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 3:15:55 AM EDT
Price of bacon has doubled over the last year

http://money.cnn.com/2010/08/24/news/bacon_prices/index.htm

Link Posted: 9/10/2010 3:33:22 AM EDT
When they outlaw bacon, only outlaws will have bacon.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 3:37:39 AM EDT
"ham burglar" sounds like some sort of obscene slang when it's written out in two words. For some reason, "hamburglar" is fine though.
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 3:42:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By AssaultRifler:
Price of bacon has doubled over the last year

http://money.cnn.com/2010/08/24/news/bacon_prices/index.htm





The sty's the limit!
Link Posted: 9/10/2010 3:47:22 AM EDT
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