We’re all familiar with the usual spectrum of theft — be it big-time bank robberies that movie plots are made of or silly small-time grabs of things like restaurant silverware.
But some thefts aren’t notable for being big or small. Rather, they’re just plain weird.
In Russia, for example, a man actually stole an entire road. And stateside, theft of pregnancy tests, baby formula and even pickup truck tailgates have actually become almost normal … or at least common.
And that’s just the beginning. Burglars have focused their attention on some surprising things in recent years — things that will make classic ATM thefts or purse-snatching seem worthy of little more than a yawn.
Let’s take a look at five weird thefts that have taken place relatively recently.