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Friday Fun(ny): Burglar Busted “Ghost Hunting”

I stumbled across this funny story posted on Ask Doc Paranormal’s blog in my RSS feeds yesterday. It’s about some dumb-dumb burglar wanna-be who got busted trying to pass his up-to-no good trespassing butt off as a ghost hunter wanna-be.

It’s short, so I copy & pasted it here. I figured it’d make a good Friday Fun post –or, should I say Funny. It sure cranked my giggle box!

Burglar Claims He Was Ghost-Hunting

Here’s a novel defense. A 25-year-old Detroit, Michigan man, arrested for burglarizing a funeral home, claims he was only looking for ghosts. Spotted by an early-arriving mortician, the man later told police he had broken into the building for one reason only: It was the best place to search for wandering entities in the largely empty city, which has been devastated by the auto industry’s collapse.

The accused burglar had no answer when asked why he gained access by kicking in a door.

Courtney Mroch
Courtney Mroch, otherwise known as HJ's Ambassador of Dark and Paranormal Tourism, is an author, traveler, and ghost enthusiast. When she's not writing, jaunting, or planning her next trip, it's a safe bet you'll find her in one of three places: on a tennis court somewhere, on a yoga mat somewhere, or watching a horror movie somewhere. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

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6 thoughts on “Friday Fun(ny): Burglar Busted “Ghost Hunting”

  1. Jeez! You know, I have to admit that I’m surprised there aren’t more people making a bad name for ghost hunters by going in folks homes and stealing things as they do a hunt. It always makes me nervous because I don’t want someone claiming I took something, so I make the owner go with me into other rooms. You just never know.

  2. What? Was this guy breaking into a mortuary? What the hell is there to steal there unless you’re into the black market body trade and it’s not like just anyone’s gonna buy the tools they use.

    And you just gave me a good idea for a post, and thank god for that. I’ve been really struggling lately to come up with stuff. I live just a few hours from Detroit as well (I say this with Chicago too since I swear to god it does only feel like 3 hours, at least by train) and there are an insane amount of places to go “hunting” if getting shot, stabbed, or mugged is high on your list of things to do. Not surprising this place and Gary, IN are awesome sources of inspiration for just the kind of stories I like to write. Okay, now that I’m completely off topic…

    But your post? Classic Detroit.

  3. Interesting :). What a perfect way to lower the creditability of paranormal investigators… But!

    It remind me a plan I once brainstormed. When I will be catch ghost hunting (for real), I will tell the police I’m just shooting photos of deserted buildings :). Really, I’m an urban hunter, lol πŸ™‚

  4. Autumnforest, you make an interesting point. Esp because that’s what my husband says every time he watches a ghost hinting show with me! “Who would let these freaks in their home? They’re probably just casing the joint!”

    Grim: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You make a GREAT point. I hadn’t even thought about it like that. Makes it even funnier! (And glad I could give you some inspiration.)

    Nathan: Oh dear. Well, at least it you get busted you have your alibi all planned out now! πŸ˜‰

  5. What the heck is there to steal in a mortuary? Someone’s grandpa? Stange story, stupid burglar…..LOL! I do love to read about the stupid burglar stories.

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