Everybody's heard of the Boogieman, but the "boogler"???
Apparently he's real — the boogler, that is — and he's been dropping into Texas businesses, helping himself to the loot in their safes.
But unlike crooks who are just in it for the cash, the boogler likes to leave little love notes behind after a long night's work, KXAS reports.
"Whenever I went to the back, it was obvious what had happened," Doug Conner, assistant manager at the booglerized Western Warehouse in Fort Worth, said.
Someone had dropped in through the air conditioning system, broken into the safe and left a brand of boasting behind, boogler-style.
"Come on guys, for real, " the note read, with an arrow pointing toward the safe.
But store managers — and police — are not amused. Cops say it's not too common for thieves to leave their mark on a crime scene, but the boogler's done it three times now.
"Well, the best we can tell, they're trying to make fun of the safe, because evidently they felt it was easy to get into," Det. Jeremy Rhoden said.
At a Linens and Things in Fort Worth, the boogler's note said: "Happy Birthday from your friendly rooftop Boogler."
At a Western Warehouse in Dallas, the presumptuous prose read: "Come on, get a real safe, rooftop boogler strikes again."
While the cops say they have few clues about the identity of the verbose villain, they warn that it's just a matter of time before the taunting tidbits land the boogler in the big house.
"It's like a calling card, it's like signing your work. It gets everyone's attention," Rhoden said.
Click into the picture tab at the top of the story to see the boogler's handiwork.
Have Unicycle, Will Travel
RUMFORD, Maine (AP) — A teenager is planning to raise funds to go back to college by riding his unicycle across New England.
Maxwell DeMilner, 19, of Peru, Maine plans to leave Rumford on May 6 and ride his oversized one-wheeler 750 miles.
His journey will make a loop through New Hampshire's White Mountains, Vermont's Green Mountains, western Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and eastern Massachusetts before ending up in Rumford.
All the while, he'll be towing a trailer.
The goal, DeMilner said, is to raise $2,000 for tuition and supplies when he returns to college.
"A unicycle gets a lot of attention, it's something I know how to do, and it's not very common, and it's a lot of fun," DeMilner said.
DeMilner plans to pedal 50 miles a day and complete the journey in about three weeks. He averages about 11 mph, but said he can get up to 15 mph.
He'll tow a small trailer behind him containing changes of clothes, food, a small tent and a sleeping bag. He's prepared to camp along the way.
His longest trips so far have been a 35-mile round-trip trek in Maine, and a 15-mile parade in Boston.
He figures he'll be turning a lot of heads along the way.
Case of the Missing Soccer Balls
SAMMAMISH, Wash. (AP) — Whoever bounced off with 54 new soccer balls and other paraphernalia from a high school ticket booth took a lot of time so as not "to make a big mess," puzzled investigators say.
A quarter-inch-thick glass pane weighing about 30 pounds was carefully removed and placed against the outside of the booth near Eastlake High School sometime between March 4 and 6, when the burglary was discovered, said King County sheriff's Deputy Stanley J. Chapin, a school resource officer.
"They removed the entire window to the ticket booth. It took some time," Chapin said.
"It wasn't a smash and grab, it was kind of like a 'nice' burglar — not to make a big mess," he said. "You wouldn't have noticed it because the window was missing."
Besides the balls, new Brine Phantoms with a list price of $54.99 each, six black nylon bags, 16 reversible Brine vests known in soccer as "pinnies" and 100 squat cones of various colors for use as field markers, Chapin said. He gave the total value at $3,562.
The burglary was discovered March 6, a Monday, when a coach opened the booth and found the equipment gone.
Chapin said this week that investigators obtained a set of latent fingerprints but have been unable to pinpoint who might be responsible.
Hostage Crisis 101
FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A movie set at the downtown post office turned all too real for a group of high school filmmakers.
Members of the high school Spanish club were shooting a movie Thursday night when the police showed up believing a hostage crisis was going on inside the post office.
But apparently, someone saw the teens carrying toy guns into the building on Centre Street, which is the heart of the town's historical district. When they couldn't get an answer to calls placed inside the building, they assumed the worst.
Police cordoned off the block, cleared nearby buildings and surrounded the post office ready for a hostage crisis. When a group of students left the post office, they were ordered to get on the ground, face down.
Postmaster Ron Steedley had given permission for the school group to use the post office after hours to make a movie, "Rolling Thunder." Steedley said he didn't think the student's movie would frighten anyone.
Devon Menendez, the film's director, said his film career is over.
"I'm not accepting any more offers to direct a movie," he said.
The Few, the Proud, the Septuagenarians
SAUGUS, Calif. (AP) — Sonia Goldstein was flattered by the nice recruiting letter asking her to consider becoming one of "the few, the proud." But at age 78, she believes she's just a little old to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps.
"I couldn't believe it," Goldstein told KCAL-TV on Friday. "My girls were sitting here ... we were in hysterics, we laughed so hard."
The letter told her the corps could use her unique language skills, but also warned that life as a Marine would test her physical and mental abilities "beyond anything you've ever known."
"There I am with my walker. I can't maneuver from here to there without it," said Goldstein, who added that her only language is English.
"I'll do whatever I could for this wonderful country we live in," she said. "But you know, this is kind of stretching it a bit."
The Marines ordinarily recruit people 18 to 27, said Maj. Joseph Kloppel, a corps spokesman. He said the letter must have been sent by mistake.
"Seventy-eight is obviously too old," Kloppel added.
Compiled by FOXNews.com's Taylor Timmins.
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