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Pipino, the real-life gentleman thief. Pipino had a simple philosophy: Aristocrats liked to flaunt their wealth; thieves liked to take it. Sometimes the burglar took something important and aristocrats would pay to get the item back. Pipino had heard that some palazzo owners took it as a badge of honor that he had slipped through their windows because it confirmed their good taste.
posted by egypturnash on Oct 27, 2014 - 11 comments

"I'll get up and bury this telephone in your head."

Actor Dennis Farina, known for his roles as cops, crooks, and crooked cops, has died. [more inside]
posted by Rangeboy on Jul 22, 2013 - 93 comments

Dark Engine 2.0?

Like Thief or System Shock 2 but have trouble running them on a modern computer?
A user over at the French-language Ariane Thief forums has uploaded a pair of unofficial patches that not only allow the games to run well on modern hardware, but also update the games' underlying Dark Engine to greatly improve graphics.
So far, Kotaku has a short write-up on the patch but otherwise this is still breaking news. Dedicated Thief fans at TTLG are currently putting the release through its paces to see what the updated engine is capable of.

Thief 2 v.1.19 patch (apparently also supports Thief 1) - Thief 2 HD Patched Demo
System Shock 2 patch - SS2 HD Patched Demo

(Thiefy stuff previously, previouslier.)
posted by dunkadunc on Sep 25, 2012 - 65 comments

Is the juice worth the squeeze?

It seems as if stealing bikes shouldn’t be a lucrative form of criminal activity. Used bikes aren’t particularly liquid or in demand compared to other things one could steal (phones, electronics, drugs). And yet, bikes continue to get stolen. What happens to these stolen bikes and how do they get turned into criminal income?
posted by Obscure Reference on Sep 20, 2012 - 95 comments

Craig's Lift

A dude found his stolen bicycle on Craigslist days after it had been lifted and then drives 160 miles to find the thief and confront him.
posted by gman on Aug 16, 2012 - 148 comments

"Why should anyone steal a watch when he could steal a bicycle?" ~Flann O'Brien

'Bike Thief' [NYTimes] The filmmaker Casey Neistat conducts an experiment in New York City, where he locks up his own bike and brazenly tries to steal it, to determine whether onlookers or the police would intervene. [More]
posted by Fizz on Mar 14, 2012 - 64 comments

Oceans 1

Shortly before noon yesterday morning an art thief walked into the Weinstein Gallery near San Francisco's Union Square, grabbed Pablo Picasso's 1965 pencil drawing, "Tête de Femme (Head of a Woman)" and strolled casual out of the museum to a waiting cab. Witnesses described the man as a "well dressed" "white man about 6 feet tall, age 30 to 35, wearing a dark jacket, a white shirt, dark pants, large dark glasses and loafers with no socks." Surveillance cameras at nearby restaurant Lefty O'Doul's appear to have captured the suspect as he walked briskly down the street, Picasso under arm.Most galleries that show this caliber of artwork don’t put it on street level,” said gallery owner Rowland Weinstein. “It’s very upsetting, because my goal is to keep this kind of work accessible to the public.” Weinstein says the piece was insured and is valued at $200,000.
posted by 2bucksplus on Jul 6, 2011 - 101 comments

i can has gopro?

Ever wonder what it'd be like to be carried around in a lion's mouth? Now through the wonders of technology (and a camera stealing big cat) you can experience it for yourself!
posted by quin on May 26, 2011 - 15 comments

Eight Arms to Film You

It suddenly dashed towards me and rips my shiny new camera from out of my hands, then swims off. Single link YouTube of an Octopus's directorial debut.
posted by Threeway Handshake on Apr 16, 2010 - 66 comments

The Silver Thief

The Silver Thief: The Story of a Burglar Who Was Too Good for His Own Good: The story of Blane Nordahl, an eminent silver thief in New Jersey and the hunt for him.
posted by reenum on Dec 22, 2009 - 28 comments

Hey, you taffers!

The Dark Mod, a total conversion for Doom 3 in the spirit of Looking Glass Technology's Thief series, has finally been released after years (and more years) of development and is now available to download.
posted by dunkadunc on Oct 17, 2009 - 20 comments

iPhone Thievery Gone Awry

'Find My iPhone' in Action (via) [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Jun 23, 2009 - 42 comments

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Remember Thief? When Looking Glass Studios originally released Thief: The Dark Project in 1998, it broke new ground by combining a first-person shooter with stealth-oriented gameplay. [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc on Oct 15, 2008 - 125 comments

Unidentified?

The Dec. 13th cover of the Lewiston Tribune [pdf] features an "unidentified thief" under a picture of a familiar looking window decorator [via waxy via vsl] [more inside]
posted by null terminated on Dec 21, 2007 - 22 comments

This guy needed some wheels.

There goes an a**hole. Brooklyn neighborhood security camera set to music.
posted by eddydamascene on Jun 15, 2007 - 34 comments

Thief took towels

Breaking News. Read about what has been called the Kennedy assassination of this generation (includes map).
posted by Krrrlson on Jan 31, 2007 - 89 comments

How not to rob a liquor store

How not to rob a liquor store.
posted by Sfving on Jan 13, 2007 - 49 comments

And I walked right out the Door...

Nominee for the #3 position at the CIA is an "expert" in 5 finger discounts
posted by drezdn on Oct 3, 2004 - 18 comments

Television thief still in jail after 33 years

Television thief (64) still in jail after 33 years, parole denied 25 times while same board releases murderer after 10 years. Justice?
posted by omidius on Feb 1, 2004 - 28 comments

Comic Thief Confronted

Comic Thief Confronted Notorious Boston joke thief confronted, makes the Boston Herald, causes buzz, makes the comedy trade magazines. Why is the confrontation of a hack comic newsworthy? Because it almost NEVER HAPPENS.
posted by basilwhite on Dec 18, 2002 - 4 comments

A tale of cops and robber from Lisa Whiteman: A thief stole her bag, met her dad, took pictures with her camera, sold it to a pawn shop, and got caught.
posted by rcade on May 26, 2002 - 7 comments

"Suspected thief hides in mall overnight to steal cellphones."

He took drugs to stay awake the whole night, and would've gotten away with the loot had he taken his time and not rushed out immediately after the mall opened. Mom was right -- patience really is a virtue!
posted by lia on Mar 25, 2001 - 1 comment

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