Burglar trapped in liquor store

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 10:36 AM
Last updated 4:21 PM
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ATLANTA — A burglar broke into an Atlanta liquor store and then couldn't get out.

Police and the owner of Azar's Package Store found the burglar early Tuesday trapped inside the store, hiding in a restroom.

Authorities say the man moved a rooftop air conditioner and dropped through the hole in the roof.

Once inside, he couldn't climb back to the roof, and burglar bars kept him from getting out windows or doors.

Police say when found, the thief had his pockets stuffed with decks of playing cards, lighters and a bottle of gin.

Store owner Donald Azar says he recognized the suspect as part of a crew hired to clean the store last weekend.

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whynot2
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whynot2 03/10/09 - 10:40 am
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Noone ever said crooks were

Noone ever said crooks were smart.

Patrickn1
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Patrickn1 03/10/09 - 10:43 am
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What an idiot!

What an idiot!

J.W.
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J.W. 03/10/09 - 10:53 am
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Kinda like "roach motel" but

Kinda like "roach motel" but larger! You can check in, but you can't check out.

My_2nd
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My_2nd 03/10/09 - 11:17 am
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he will probably sue the

he will probably sue the store owner for false imprisonment and win.

rufus
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rufus 03/10/09 - 11:53 am
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I see he thought that one

I see he thought that one through. He must have had a crack poker party planned.

illini
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illini 03/10/09 - 12:07 pm
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J.W. LOL!! Good one! Roach

J.W. LOL!! Good one! Roach Motel. I sure hope we get to see the video of this fool on Smoking Gun's "Dumbest Crooks" episode. I can't wait to hear what my girl Tanya Harding has to say about it.

rufus
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rufus 03/10/09 - 12:21 pm
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Azar's is right next to

Azar's is right next to Turner Field so you don't know how accurate the roach motel description is

johnsmith
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johnsmith 03/10/09 - 01:15 pm
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How did he get a car in his

How did he get a car in his pocket? Much less more than one?

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 03/10/09 - 01:51 pm
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Someone should explain to the

Someone should explain to the crewman turned thief, he was supposed to clean the store, not clean out the store.

jack
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jack 03/10/09 - 02:18 pm
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Ya' just can't cure stupid.

Ya' just can't cure stupid.

JFJ
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JFJ 03/10/09 - 03:03 pm
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Excellent story, but was the

Excellent story, but was the bottle of gin open or still closed :D

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 03/10/09 - 03:38 pm
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If the crook spent the night

If the crook spent the night in the liquor store and was still sober by morning, after determining he couldn't escape....that sure is a set up for a lot of conclusions. None of them complimentary.(I'm guessing Democrat voter)

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I4PUTT 03/10/09 - 03:40 pm
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Why didn't he just lay the

Why didn't he just lay the money on the counter for the paltry items he stole and claim he passed out in the restroom???? Gosh, I hope he's a democrat....lol

J.A.S.
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J.A.S. 03/10/09 - 04:41 pm
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Awesome!!!

Awesome!!!

Lp_J
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Lp_J 03/10/09 - 11:55 pm
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wow just because he got

wow just because he got caught he was a democrat wow

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