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Thief Shoots Woman When She Won’t Hand Over Her Samsung Phone

(Photo: KHOU-TV)

Apparently there’s one person out there who doesn’t want to give up their Samsung Galaxy.

A Houston, Texas, woman was involved in an armed robbery when the thief demanded that she hand over her phone or else she’d be shot.

“He was like, hey, let me get that phone. I was like, I’m not giving you my phone sir. He’s like, I’m going to shoot you, so I put my hands up,” she recounted to KHOU-TV, only giving her name as Courtney out of fear for her safety. Read More

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Robber Nabbed After Logging into Facebook at House He Was Burgling

Mr. Wig, (probable) Facebook addict. (Dakota County Sheriff's Office)

Millennials — they can’t even stop with the social media long enough to rob a house properly.

South St. Paul resident Nicholas Steven Wig, 27, allegedly broke into and robbed a house last week, Ars Technica reports. Before fleeing the scene with his booty, he reportedly logged onto Facebook on the victim’s computer — but forgot to log out.

When the owner returned to his ransacked house, he discovered — besides the fact that he was missing a bunch of items — that his computer was logged into the Facebook account of someone named Nick Dub. Police traced the Nick Dub Facebook account back to Mr. Wig and arrested him on burglary charges.  Read More

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Romanian Men Cheat Fresh, Admit to Epic Two-Year Subway Sandwich Scam

Hackers never look this cool.

Romanians Iulian Dolan and Cezar Iulian Butu have confessed in the U.S. District Court in New Hampshire to multiple counts related to credit card fraud via hacking.

Under the leadership of another Romanian, Adrian-Tiberiu Opera, the men trawled the Internet for vulnerable point-of-sale programs, which apparently included applications linked to credit card payments at 150 Subway restaurants. The scam lasted two years and vacuumed up more than $10 million in profits. Citing court documents,  Read More