My friend Marc Fisher writes today about a person who has to be the world's most egomaniacal burglar. The thief broke into Marc's house, stole his son's laptop (among other things), and then posted a picture of himself on the son's Facebook page:
He felt compelled to showboat about his big achievement: He opened my son's computer, took a photo of himself sneering as he pointed to the cash lifted from my son's desk, and then went on my son's Facebook account and posted the picture for 400 teenagers to see. In the picture, the man is wearing my new winter coat, the one that was stolen right out of the Macy's box it had just arrived in.
"I've seen a lot, but this is the most stupid criminal I've ever seen," marveled D.C. police Officer Kyle Roe, who stayed with us for hours as we waited for the crime scene technician, who painstakingly lifted dozens of fingerprints from nearly every room in the house.
You have to read the whole thing; it's a fairly incredible story. One incredible detail (at least for someone who is also a resident of Washington, D.C.): Marc and his family are still waiting, four days later, to speak to the detective assigned to the case.