March 20, 2013

Forgetful Felons

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Lee Wildman, 35, and Adrian Stanton, 32, pleaded guilty in connection with a burglary at Durham, England, University’s Oriental Museum, in which they heisted artwork worth about $2.7 million, hiding it in a field in April 2012. However, they've been unable to help authorities find the bounty (even with the reward of sentence-reduction) — because they've forgotten where it is. Eventually, hikers unconnected with the case found it and called police. Said Judge Christopher Prince, “This isn't an offense that can be described as sophisticated.”

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