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The Burglar With His Very Own Mac Attack - The Daily Beast
"For Roofman, it was as if each McDonald’s with its streamlined timetable and centrally controlled managerial regime was an identical crystal world: a corporate mandala of polished countertops, cash registers, supply closets, money boxes, and safes into which he could drop from above as if teleported there. Everything would be in similar locations, down to the actions taking place within each restaurant. At more or less the same time of day—whether it was a branch in California or in rural North Carolina—employees would be following a mandated sequence of events, a prescribed routine, and it must have felt as if he had found some sort of crack in space-time, a quantum filmloop stuttering without cease, an endless present moment always waiting to be robbed. It was the perfect crime—and he could do it over and over again. (..) But as quickly as they locked him up, he broke out, escaping from Brown Creek—the first person ever to do so—by hiding underneath a delivery truck. (..) When Scheimreif and the Charlotte Police found him again, Manchester had been living for several months inside an apartment of his own making, disguised behind a bicycle display in the walls of Toys “R” Us. He had actually burrowed so far into the wall that he ended up in an abandoned Circuit City next door. There, he constructed an even more elaborate home for himself, tucked beneath a stairwell. It was a twenty-four-hour burglary headquarters hidden inside the walls of an American chain store"
geoffmanaugh  burglar  burglary  mcdonalds  routine  script  infrastructure  us  capitalism  city 
may 2016 by gohai
The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit | GQ
"One man had actually lived in the woods of Maine for twenty-seven years, in an unheated nylon tent."

the North Pond Hermit
hermit  camping  via:cosmic  maine  gq.com  michael_finkel  forest  2013  2010s  christopher_knight  1986  1980s  burglary  haunted  mystery  jail  letter  isolation  loneliness  silence  breakdown  mental_health  aspergers 
november 2015 by cluebucket
Man arrested in N.J. after he enters home and lives under bed in spare bedroom for 3 days
"He used to date my daughter five years ago,” one of the homeowners said. “It didn't end well...He didn't say why he came back.”
Crime  criminal  weird  Burglary  New_Jersey 
july 2015 by Spitbite
13+ Things a Burglar Won't Say: Prevent Home Invasion Crime
Is it a crime to spend money on a home security system these days? A look inside the mind of convicted burglars will help you decide.
security  home  burglary 
july 2015 by heimdalsgate

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